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DASH-NY to Partner with SUNY Albany and NYSDOH to Provide Chronic Disease Prevention Trainings

DASH-NY has partnered with the School of Public Health at SUNY Albany and the NYS Department of Health to offer community trainings in upstate New York on implementing evidence-based approaches to preventing chronic disease. The participants will include local public health stakeholders, hospitals, and community partners in Albany, Rochester, and Syracuse.

This work is a component of the New York State Prevention Agenda 2013-2017, the blueprint for state and local action to improve the health of New Yorkers.

The trainings will take place in January and February, with follow-up webinars in March, and will cover four priority strategy areas:

•    Implementation of Complete Streets
•    Community-wide systems to deliver evidence-based interventions to address chronic disease
•    Promoting breastfeeding in hospitals, primary care, and worksites
•    Promoting the adoption and use of nutrition standards

More information is available here.

“These trainings will help local communities put into action proven interventions to reduce chronic disease and reduce health disparities,” said Monica Chierici, Project Director for DASH-NY.

The Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH-NY) Obesity Prevention Coalition and Policy Center was launched through support from the New York State Department of Health in April 2010. The work of DASH-NY focuses on policy, systems and environmental changes that will lead to equitable community environments where healthy eating, active living, and access to preventive healthcare services are a reality for all New Yorkers. 


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Posted on January 17, 2014

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The 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown

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Featured Speaker: John E. McDonough, DPH, MPA, Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership 
Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health

December 9, 2013 - On December 2, 2013 NYAM welcomed Dr. John E. McDonough, one of the leading experts on health care reform in the United States, to deliver the 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture at NYAM on “The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown.”
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NYAM Report - Federal Health Care Reform in New York State: A Population Health Perspective

The New York Academy of Medicine with support from the New York State Heath Foundation released a new report, Federal Health Care Reform in New York State: A Population Health Perspective.

This report identifies opportunities that build on both the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) and New York’s ongoing efforts toward improving the health of its 19 million residents.

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