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Age-friendly NYC has been chosen by the American Public Health Association (APHA) to receive its 2013 Archstone Foundation Award for Excellence in Program Innovation. The award will be presented to Dorian Block, Manager of Age-friendly NYC, during the APHA’s Aging and Public Health Section Awards Ceremony on Monday, November 4, 2013.
The Award for Excellence in Program Innovation was established by an endowment from the Archstone Foundation to the Aging & Public Health Section of the American Public Health Association to recognize best practice models in gerontology and geriatrics. The award is given annually to a program that innovatively links academic theory with applied practice in the field of public health. The APHA hopes that these model programs will be replicated and continue to be evaluated in an effort to enhance services to the aging population throughout the United States.
Posted on August 14, 2013
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Drawing on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life,” presents an innovative set of recommendations to strengthen and connect formal and informal support systems to keep older adults safe during future disasters.
A new issue brief from NYAM, “Achieving the Triple Aim in New York State: the Potential Role of Hospital Community Benefit,” is the first in a series related to promoting a better understanding of Community Benefit in New York State and how it can advance population health.
NYAM commissioned an analysis of hospital community benefit investments by New York State hospitals. The new issue brief analyzes the reported expenditures of NYS hospitals in the categories of the IRS Schedule H report.
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