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File #: Res 0982-2011    Version: Name: Increase funding for research on stroke prevention and treatment.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 8/17/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the United States Congress and the President of the United States to increase funding for research on stroke prevention and treatment.
Sponsors: Mathieu Eugene, Inez E. Dickens, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Karen Koslowitz, Rosie Mendez, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Robert Jackson, Deborah L. Rose, James G. Van Bramer, Stephen T. Levin, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Charles Barron, James F. Gennaro, Peter A. Koo, Ruben Wills
Council Member Sponsors: 18
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 982 - 8/17/11, 2. Committee Report 12/12/12, 3. Hearing Testimony 12/12/12, 4. Hearing Transcript 12/12/12, 5. Committee Report 2/5/13, 6. Hearing Transcript 2/5/13, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-6-13
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2/6/2013AMathieu Eugene City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/2013*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/2013*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/2013*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Health Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/2013AMathieu Eugene Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/12/2012*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/12/2012*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/12/2012*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/2011*Mathieu Eugene City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/2011*Mathieu Eugene City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 982-A
 
 
Resolution calling upon the United States Congress and the President of the United States to increase funding for research on stroke prevention and treatment.
 
 
By Council Members Eugene, Dickens, Gonzalez, James, Koslowitz, Mendez, Recchia, Vann, Williams, Jackson, Rose, Van Bramer, Levin, Arroyo, Barron, Gennaro, Koo and Wills
 
Whereas, A stroke occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts; and
Whereas, An individual suffering from a stroke can experience brain cell damage that could result in significant disability, such as paralysis, speech difficulties, emotional problems or death; and
Whereas, According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the country, accounting for approximately 130,000 deaths annually; and
Whereas, Additionally, every year approximately 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke, with 610,000 of these individuals experiencing a stroke for the first time while the remaining 185,000 endure a subsequent stroke; and
Whereas, Individuals can greatly reduce their risk of stroke by making lifestyle changes, including eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in physical activity, not smoking and limiting alcohol use, and taking preventive medication; and
Whereas, In 2011, it was estimated that the annual cost of stroke in the United States is  an estimated $54 billion, factoring in the cost of health care services, medications and missed days of work; and
Whereas, According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, death rates from stroke have dropped 70 percent since 1940, due in large part to National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research; and
Whereas, However, the NIH dedicates a mere one percent of its budget towards research on stroke prevention and treatment; and
Whereas, Additional budget cuts required by the Budget Control Act of 2011 will continue to threaten and undermine these positive strides; and
Whereas, Given the tremendous impact that stroke has on the United States, it is necessary to invest in developing prevention options and treatment options to improve the health of all Americans; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the United States Congress and the President of the United States to increase funding for research on stroke prevention and treatment.
LS # 2732
JM
12/5/12