Suicide rates in the United States have reached a 30-year high, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Women and middle aged Americans saw an especially large increase. The overall increase between 1999 and 2014 was 24%.
A bill introduced by Senator Benjamin Cardin, the True LEADership Act of 2016, would provide $70 billion over ten years on efforts to fight lead contamination.
New York State News:
A public hearing hosted by the Assembly labor committee will be held on April 27th to address workplace safety programs in New York State.
New York City News:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week a series of measures meant to reduce drug overdoses and connect people to treatment. Read more here.
New Yorkers with a NYC municipal ID will now be able to use it to access health care services and access their medical records.
The United Hospital Fund is holding its annual Medicaid Conference on July 14th in New York City. Read more here.