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 at or near work.
- Workers can 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.
- Female workers 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:
List of Local Contractors:
- Arnot Ogden Medical Center
- Brooklyn District Public Health Office
- Capital District Community Gardens
- Cayuga County Health and Human Services
- Chautauqua County Health Network
- Common Ground Management Corp.
- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County
- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County
- Creating Healthy Places Ulster
- Essex County Public Health
- Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency**
- Glens Falls Hospital, Warren County/Washington County**
- Herkimer County HealthNet
- Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County**
- North Country Healthy Heart Network, Inc.
- Onondaga County Health Department
- Research Foundation of SUNY Cobleskill
- Rockland County Department of Health**
- Seven Valley's Health Coalition
- St. Lawrence Health Initiative, Inc.**