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The DASH-NY Policies Database makes it easy to search for information on obesity prevention policies and their underlying evidence. The database contains examples of policies (both implemented and proposed) as well as reports, and peer-reviewed literature.
Educating Decision Makers: Local Strategies to Sustain Prevention Projects in Public Health [Zip 1.87 MB]
New York State Healthy Places Training Program
Held Fall 2011 at Saranac Lake, Brooklyn, Delmar, Syracuse, and Batavia
1. Training presentations[Zip 3.87 MB]
2. Transportation resources
3. Markets Resources[Zip 431 KB]
4. NYS Health Information[Zip 1.37 MB]
5. PPS contact information[Zip 139 KB]
Planning and Zoning for Health Webinar Series
Webinar Part 1 - August 23, 2011
Webinar Part 2 -September 7, 2011
List of Resources[PDF]
Local Strategies to Reduce SSB Consumption
Webinar held April 26, 2011
Introduction to DASH-NY [PDF]
Developing and Implementing Food Procurement Policy in NYS
Held on various dates in May 2011 at Saratoga Springs, Binghamton, Rochester
Children and Students
Health Impact Assessments
Be Active New York State a statewide initiative to increase the physical activity of every NYS citizen by promoting active living throughout the lifespan.
HealthiKids is an initiative of Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, with the support of its partner agencies. This community-based coalition advocates for five policy and practice changes: Better school food and community standards; Safer, more accessible play areas; Healthier food standards at pre-school and childcare centers; At least 45 minutes of in-school physical activity; and Policies that support breastfeeding.
Take Care New York is a comprehensive health policy that serves as the organizing principle for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's plans to help all New Yorkers live longer and healthier lives. TCNY:2012 includes an action plan for increasing physical activity and healthy eating in New York City.
The New York State Council on Food Policy was created with the recognition that agriculture is a critically important industry to New York State, that hunger is a serious problem facing many families; that access to affordable, fresh and nutritious food is a serious problem; and that there are significant environmental, health and economic benefits from expanding agriculture production, including locally-grown and organically-grown food.
The Prevention Agenda for the Healthiest State sets ten statewide public health priorities and asks local health departments, hospitals and other community partners to work together to address them. The emphasis of this initiative is on prevention strategies to improve the health of all New Yorkers and foster healthy communities. Physical activity/nutrition is one of the ten priority areas.
The Action for Healthy Kids volunteer network is dedicated to improving the health of youth throughout the state by providing resources and training to schools. Their website includes a searchable database of resources to improve health through schools, and a school wellness policy tool.