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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2012             Downsizing Sugary Beverages = Downsizing Diabetes and Obesity Assemblyman Ortiz applauds New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to ban the sale of large sized sugary beverages. (Albany, NY) Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (51st A.D, Brooklyn), was pleased to learn that New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, will soon […]

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Organ Donation & National Minority Health Month By Dr. Jaime R. Torres, Regional Director, US DHHS Region 2 With quiet compassion and exceptional generosity, organ and tissue donors leave an indelible mark on the lives of countless Americans. Their selfless acts inspire hope at moments of profound need, and they recall the giving spirit that lies […]

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Hispanics in Early Childhood Development Moderator: Hon. Nelson Castro, NYS Assembly Member Hon. Adriano Espaillat, NYS Senate Member Panelist: George Sheldon, Acting Secretary, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Dr. Jose Alejandro, Case Management Kindred HealthCare Reglan George, Executive Director , DC 1707 AFSCME Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director of New Vision for Children and Families […]

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Health care and access to health care are generally poorest for racial and ethnic minorities. As the U.S population become more racially and ethnically diverse, disparities in our health care system still reflect inefficiencies, ineffectiveness, and inequalities. The deadliest disease in America lies in the minds and societal norms that allow racism at the individual, […]

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     CONTACT: Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force January 26, 2012                                               prhtf@assembly.state.ny.us / 518-455-3821 827-A LOB, Albany, New York 12248 White House Representatives Meet With NYS Assembly Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force White House representatives Dr. Jaime R. Torres, Regional Director of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and Dennis O. […]

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On January 24, Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz, Chairman of the New York State Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force  and the Executive Members of the New York State Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force welcome guest speakers Mr. Jaime Torres (President Obama’s appointee for Regional Director -Region II of the U.S Dept of Health and Human Services), and Mr. […]

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