Active Communities

Equitable access to opportunities for safe and convenient places to be active, as well as transportation systems that encourage daily activity are important components of chronic disease prevention.


Clinical and Community Linkages

Exploring opportunities to connect clinical providers and evidence based chronic disease prevention strategies that are community-based is the focus of this group.


Economic and Community Development

As New York State engages in strategic plans to boost the economy, there are multiple opportunities to also address the consideration of health in those plans. Improving the health of communities can also improve the economic vitality.


Healthy Schools and Childcare

Children spend a large portion of their days in school or childcare. As a result, the food they eat and the amount of physical activity they engage in affects their overall health.


Food Policy

Food policy touches on multiple issues related to the production, distribution, and availability of the foods that we eat.


DASH-NY is Designing a Strong and Healthy New York and encouraging all New Yorkers to make healthy choices by engaging multiple sectors in creating policy, systems, and environmental changes to prevent chronic disease and promote well-being.

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  • From Promoting Prevention

    Quantifying the Well-being of Communities

    By Ellie DeGarmo, B.A., Junior Policy Associate Can the well-being of a community be measured? Can it be quantified? The Siena College Research Institute (SCRI) developed a way to do both. In May 2017, SCRI conducted a public opinion ...

    January 08 2018

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    Health & the Built Environment: Innovative Approaches

    Photo credit: Buffalo Rising and the Five Points Buffalo NY neighborhood By Diane Kolack, Policy Associate This is the second of two posts on health and the built environment. Part one focused on a recent workshop on built environment solutions ...

    December 07 2017

  • From Promoting Prevention

    New Report: Local Food on the Public Plate Can Boost Health, Create Jobs

    By Kimberly Libman and Glenda Neff When you hear “local food,” what do you imagine? Do you think of apple picking every fall at your favorite orchard, rows of sweet corn along a country road, or your favorite stall at ...

    November 02 2017