Assembly Health and Senior Services

The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee is responsible for the oversight of health care policy. Its focus is legislation that works to prevent disease, promote well-being at all life stages and encourage informed choices that enrich the quality of life for residents and communities.
Democratic Research Aide:  Nicole A. Brown   
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Mosquera, Lampitt & Murphy Resolution Permanently Designating May as "Preeclampsia Awareness Month" Approved by Assembly

A resolution sponsored by Assemblywomen Gabriela Mosquera, Pamela Lampitt and Carol Murphy permanently declaring the month of May as Preeclampsia Awareness Month was approved 73-0 Thursday by the full Assembly.

Preeclampsia is a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy and the postpartum period which is related to high blood pressure. The disorder tragically takes the lives of about 76,000 women and 500,000 infants a year globally.

"There have been great strides made in recent years to better understand the causes of preeclampsia and how we can treat and prevent it," said Mosquera (D-Gloucester/Camden), who chairs the committee that released the resolution (AJR-82). "Ultimately, with an increased recognition of this terrible disorder, we will be able to save more and more lives every year."

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Armato Announces Prescription Drop Box Installation at Brigantine Police Department

Assemblyman John Armato, who led the effort to secure a prescription drop-off box for residents' used prescriptions at Brigantine Police Department, will join the police and sheriff's department along with members of the community for an unveiling of the drop-off box on Monday, May 21 at 1 p.m.

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