Your Weekly Dose of Health January 22, 2016

National News:

  • The New York Times examines President Obama’s goal for eradicating Malaria and the current state of anti-Malaria efforts.
  • Republican Senators think that the Obama Administration has mismanaged healthcare co-ops that eventually failed.  Of the 23 co-ops, 12 have shut down affecting the coverage of about half a million people.
  • Michigan government officials failed to take seriously the looming public health crisis caused by Flint’s poor water quality.

State News:

  • Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said he and his conference will work through the governor’s paid family leave proposal to make it mirror the Assembly’s version more closely.
  • Politico New York catalogues some of the policy issues healthcare advocates would like to see included in the state budget before it’s finished.

NYC News:

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his fiscal year 2017 preliminary budget presentation this week.  He included $337 million in relief for NYC Health and Hospitals as well as $62 million for mental healthcare and ThriveNYC, which includes the NYC Mental Health Corps and Mental Health First Aid training.

Upcoming Hearings and Events:

  • The New York State Health Foundation and the United Hospital Fund will co-sponsor a conference on February 9th called “Health Care 2021: A Vision for New York”.
  • Click here to see upcoming Department of Health meetings, hearings, and events.