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Resources for Implementing the Community Health Needs Assessment Process

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a new webpage, Resources for Implementing the Community Health Needs Assessment Process, providing resources to be used for community health needs assessments and community health improvement plans related to revised community benefit obligations for public hospitals under the Affordable Care Act.

Public Health Live! - Prevention Agenda 2013: A Blueprint for Community Action to Improve Health in New York State

Prevention Agenda 2013: A Blueprint for Community Action to Improve Health in New York State. This Public Health Live features Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, President, The New York Academy of Medicine, and Sylvia Pirani, MPH, Director, Office of Public Health Practice, NYSDOH, discussing the new Prevention Agenda 2013-2017 and providing insight  about opportunities for communities, hospitals and local health departments to work together to leverage their data and coordinate their assessment efforts to eliminate disparities and improve health within their communities. Originally aired March 28, 2013.

Health Leaders Rollout the 2013-17 Prevention Agenda

State-Community Collaboration Promotes Public Health Priorities to Improve New Yorkers' Health, Quality of Life and Reduce Health Disparities.
The plan - Prevention Agenda 2013-17: New York State's Health Improvement Plan - serves as a blueprint for local community action to improve health and address health disparities.

NY State Releases Health Improvement Plan

New York State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah released the 2013-17 Prevention Agenda: New York State's Health Improvement Plan-a statewide, five-year plan to improve the health and quality of life for everyone who lives in New York State.

Faces of Public Health: NY State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah

Previous News Items

See all of the previous Prevention Agenda news items.

Prevention Agenda 2013-2017: New York State's Health Improvement Plan

The Prevention Agenda 2013-17 is the blueprint for state and local action to improve the health of New Yorkers in five priority areas and to reduce health disparities for racial, ethnic, disability, socioeconomic and other groups who experience them.

Make New York the Healthiest State Brochure

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Prevention Agenda 2013-2017 Priority Areas Selected by Local Communities

New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard

The New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard is an interactive visual presentation of the Prevention Agenda tracking indicator data at state and county levels. It serves as a key source for monitoring progress that communities around the state have made with regard to meeting the Prevention Agenda 2017 objectives.

Action Plans, Focus Areas and Local Health Department Contacts

The Prevention Agenda 2013-2017's five priority action plans are accessible via html and PDFversions through links in the table below. Easy access to recommended interventions by sector is available by focus area under each action plan.

Recommended evidence-base programs, policies and practices have been identified for each action plan. Under each priority area below, a link to the information, organized by focus area and goal, is provided. For each recommended program, policy or practice, a brief description is given along with links to assist with implementation. Journal articles can be accessed from the New York State Library or Dickerman Library.

Local Health Department Contact List
A directory of local health department community health assessment and health improvement plan liaison contact information is available through the above link.

Prevent Chronic Diseases Action Plan

Prevent Chronic Diseases Action Plan

Promote Healthy Women and Children Action Plan

Promote Healthy Women, Infants and Children Action Plan

  • Interventions for Focus Area 1 - Maternal and Infant Health - Goal 1, Goal 2, Goal 3.
  • Interventions for Focus Area 2 - Child Health - Goal 4, Goal 5.
  • Interventions for Focus Area 3 - Reproductive, Preconception and Inter-Conception Health - Goal 6, Goal 7.
Promote Mental Health and Prevent Substance Abuse Action Plan

Promote Mental Health and Prevent Substance Abuse Action Plan