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K00042 Summary:

MLTSPNSRAngelino, Ashby, Barclay, Blankenbush, Brabenec, Bronson, Burdick, Buttenschon, Colton, Cusick, Cymbrowitz, Dinowitz, Durso, Englebright, Galef, Gallahan, Giglio JM, Gottfried, Griffin, Gunther, Hawley, Jackson, Lupardo, Manktelow, McMahon, Miller B, Montesano, Morinello, Nolan, Palmesano, Perry, Rosenthal L, Salka, Schmitt, Simon, Simpson, Smullen, Stern, Tague, Thiele, Wallace, Walsh, Zinerman
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K00042 Actions:

02/02/2021referred to calendar
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K00042 Committee Votes:

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K00042 Floor Votes:

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K00042 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 42
BY: M. of A. McDonald
        MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
        February  2021, as American Heart Month in the State
        of New York
  WHEREAS, It is the custom of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize
official  months  that  are  set  aside to increase awareness of serious
issues that affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and  in  full  accord  with  its
long-standing  traditions,  it  is the sense of this Legislative Body to
memorialize Governor Andrew M.  Cuomo  to  proclaim  February  2021,  as
American  Heart  Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the
observance of National American Heart Month; and
  WHEREAS, The American Heart Association  truly  wants  to  help  the
citizens  of  this  great nation to live longer, healthier lives so they
can enjoy all of  life's  precious  moments;  American  Heart  Month,  a
federally  designated  event,  is  a  perfect way to remind Americans to
focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families,  friends
and communities involved; and
  WHEREAS,  Each  year  the  American  Heart Association, the National
Heart, Lung and Blood institute and other health-oriented  organizations
celebrate  American Heart Month to raise awareness of the seriousness of
heart disease and to promote healthy lifestyles; and
  WHEREAS, According to the Center for Disease Control and  Prevention
(CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States;
one  in every four deaths is attributed to it, ahead of cancer, diabetes
and Alzheimer's disease; one person dies every  37  seconds  from  heart
disease  (also  known  as  cardiovascular  disease),  and  one  in three
American adults (85  million  people)  live  with  some  form  of  heart
disease; and
  WHEREAS,  Heart  disease  cost  the United States approximately $219
billion each year from 2014 to 2015; this includes the  cost  of  health
care services and medicines, and this figure is growing; and
  WHEREAS,  Coronary  Artery  Disease is the most common type of heart
disease, with two in 10 deaths resulting from heart  disease  in  people
under 65 years old; and
  WHEREAS, In New York, heart disease incidence is highest in Chenango
County, followed by Cattaraugus, Niagara, Orleans, Richmond, Montgomery,
and Chautauqua counties; and
  WHEREAS,   Heart   disease  is  significantly  influenced  by  one's
environment, specifically by factors like  maternal  and  child  health,
access  to  educational  opportunities,  availability  of healthy foods,
physical  education,  extracurricular   activities   in   schools,   and
opportunities   for   physical  activity,  such  as  safe  and  walkable
communities; and
  WHEREAS, In addition,  it  is  vital  to  maintain  quality  working
conditions  and  worksite  health,  as well as availability of community
support and resources and access to affordable, quality health care; and
  WHEREAS,  As  reported  by  The National Institutes of Health, heart
disease  is  particularly  prevalent  among  the  African  American  and
Hispanic/Latino  populations,  with  African  Americans  being  30% more
likely to develop  heart  disease  than  non-Hispanic  whites;  risk  is
particularly high for African American women; and
  WHEREAS, Heart disease is preventable by targeting risk factors such
as  smoking,  high  cholesterol  levels,  and  maintaining  normal blood
pressure; and
  WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness  of
this  health  issue  and  more  must be done to increase activity at the
local, state and  national  levels  to  promote  screening  and  support
patients and their families; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M.  Cuomo  to  proclaim  February  2021,  as
American Heart Month in the State of New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the  State  of
New York.
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