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NYAM Contributes Obesity Research to World Innovation Summit for Health

NYAM is proud to be a participant in the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a high-profile initiative that aims to promote and facilitate innovation in the delivery of health care around the globe. NYAM President Jo Ivey Boufford and Deputy Director for Health Policy Ana Garcia will attend the Summit in Doha, Qatar on December 10-11.  

NYAM’s health policy team led the research for the WISH obesity working group over several months in 2013, supporting the esteemed chair Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and a committee of experts from around the world. The report, Strategic Action to Combat the Obesity Epidemic, was written by Dr. Kumanyika, Dr. Kimberly Libman, and Ms. Garcia, and can be downloaded here.

The Summit will bring together a distinguished audience of leaders and key decision-makers and influencers of global health systems and policy, including heads of state, ministers, senior government officials, academics and thinkers, as well as the most influential business leaders, to stimulate implementation of practical, sustainable, and innovative solutions to tackle global health challenges.

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Posted on December 6, 2013

Gina Ravosa
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NYAM Report - Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters in Daily Life

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.

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NYAM Report - Achieving the Triple Aim in New York State: The Potential Role of Hospital Community Benefit

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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