DASH-NY is New York State’s Obesity Prevention Policy Center. With funding from the New York State Department of Health, The New York Academy of Medicine established the DASH-NY Policy Center and Coalition to end the epidemic of obesity in New York. DASH-NY is housed at The New York Academy of Medicine in New York City and serves all of New York State.
The DASH-NY Policy Center conducts policy analysis and research and offers technical assistance and training. The DASH-NY Coalition supports peer- learning and facilitates policy changes to address the physical activity and nutrition needs of New York’s communities. Together, the Center and Coalition enable policy change at the neighborhood, town, city, county, and state-wide level.
As we pursue our aims, we intend to work through sustainable, mutually supportive strategies. Ending obesity is our goal, but we will reach that objective by identifying synergies that support multiple goals, like creating jobs and creating a greener, healthier ecosystem.
DASH-NY’s impact is being assessed, and a statewide surveillance system is being implemented to track progress toward ensuring that all New Yorkers experience the benefits of less obesity, healthier diets, and increased physical activity. We welcome your suggestions for and feedback on our work. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DASH-NY Staff Members
Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, NYAM President
Ruth Finkelstein,ScD. Center Director
Ana Garcia, MPA, Center Co-director
Monica Chierici, MPA, Policy Associate
Jeanelle Roman, BA, Policy Assistant
Dorian Block, MS, Policy Associate
Linda Weiss, PhD, Evaluation Director
Maysoun Freij, PhD, Senior Evaluator
Lea Myohanen, MS, MSILS, NYAM Reference Librarian
Andrew J. Martin, BA, NYAM Director of Communications
Sharon Ching, MA, NYAM Web Producer