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Cryan, Coutinho, Gusciora, Tucker, Mainor, Quijano, & Sumter Bill to Declare Violence as a Public Health Crisis, Create Study Commission
Measure also makes Recommendations of Expansion of Mental Health Programs and Adoption of Federal Gun Control Measures(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Cryan, Albert Coutinho, Reed Gusciora, Cleopatra Tucker, Charles Mainor, Annette Quijano and Shavonda E. Sumter to address violence as a public health crisis and establish a nine-member panel to study violence in the state, its causes and effects, was released by an Assembly committee on Monday. “When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies violence as a serious health problem affecting our communities then this warrants a good look at it in new jersey as a public health epidemic,” said Cryan (D-Union). “As early as the incident at Virginia Tech to the recent incident in Newtown, these events occurring throughout the country urge us to address the issues of violence prevention, gun control and mental health as a whole.” For More
Green, Sumter, Diegnan, Watson Coleman & Giblin Bill to Help Communities Transform Idle Health Care Facilities into Newly Productive Health Care Centers Continues AdvancingLegislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green and Assembly members Shavonda E. Sumter, Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., Bonnie Watson Coleman and Thomas P. Giblin to help transform ailing or obsolete health care facilities into productive health care centers once again was released Thursday by a Senate panel.
"Shifts in population, economic pressures and scientific advancement often lead to the construction of new hospital facilities and the closing of older hospitals," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "This is unfortunate for the communities that house these once productive hospitals because they often contribute greatly to local employment and tax revenue. This legislation would aid in repurposing former hospitals health in a positive transition to health centers that can still provide much needed support to the community..."