Creating Healthy Places

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Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play

Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play is a NYS initiative to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes.

This initiative works to improve the health and physical activity status for New York communities by:

  • Increasing the availability and accessibility of places to be physically active.
  • Creating and maintaining community landscapes conducive to physical activity, such as playgrounds and walking trails.
  • Increasing the availability and accessibility of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Increasing the healthful quality of foods offered for sale at local restaurants and corner stores.

In addition to communities, the initiative is working with employers to improve the health of their workers by adding wellness programs and making the work place healthier. For instance:

  • Workers can buy healthy food and be physically active at or near work.
  • Through an employer health plan, workers can see doctors and get programs or services that prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes.
  • Nursing mothers with babies can breastfeed or pump milk while at work.

To find a local contractor in your community see the Creating Healthy Place to Live, Work & Play Contractor List & Regional Map:

New York State Map
Cayuga County Health and Human Services Chautauqua County Health Network Arnot Ogden Medical Center Seven Valley's Health Coalition Essex County Public Health North Country Healthy Heart Network Herkimer County HealthNet Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County Onondaga County Health Department Capital District Community Gardens Rockland County Department of Health Research Foundation of SUNY Cobleskill St. Lawrence Health Initiative, Inc. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Glens Falls Hospital Glens Falls Hospital Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County Brooklyn District Public Health Office; Common Ground Management Corp Brooklyn District Public Health Office; Common Ground Management Corp

List of Local Contractors:

** Worksite & Community Contractors