Prevention Agenda 2013-2017: New York State's Health Improvement Plan
The Prevention Agenda 2013 serves as the blueprint for state and local community action to improve the health of New Yorkers and address health disparities. The New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council's Public Health Committee established an Ad Hoc Committee (PDF, 12KB, 3 pp.) to lead the development of New York's next five-year state health improvement plan for the period 2013-2017. The Committee assessed progress to date on the Prevention Agenda 2008-12, examined the current health status of New York State's population, proposed a vision, overarching goals and new priorities for the 2013-2017 period, and obtained stakeholder feedback on the proposed priorities. Stakeholder feedback was used to finalize the priorities. The Ad Hoc Committee established five priority committees and a steering committee (PDF, 399KB, 8 pp.) to develop priority specific action plans.
New York State Health Assessment 2012
The Department of Health conducted a state health assessment and used information collected to inform the development of the Prevention Agenda 2013, the state health improvement plan.
- Introduction (PDF, 119KB, 75pp.)
- Description of Population and General Health Status (PDF, 2,648KB, 75pp.)
- Contributing Causes of Health Challenges (PDF, 4,261KB, 98pp.)
- Summary of State Assets (PDF, 303KB, 5pp.)
- Progress to Date on Prevention Agenda 2008 (PDF, 2,190KB, 32pp.)
- Stakeholder Feedback (PDF, 375KB, 3pp.)
New York State Prevention Agenda 2013-2017
- Summary of the New York State Prevention Agenda 2013-2017 (PDF, 146KB, 2pp.)
- New York State Prevention Agenda 2013-2017: Priorities, Focus Areas, Goals and Objectives (PDF, 115KB, 15pp.)
- Prevent Chronic Diseases (PDF, 1,198KB, 42pp.)
- Promote a Healthy and Safe Environment (PDF, 1,268KB, 50pp.)
- Promote Healthy Women, Infants and Children (PDF, 1,913KB, 77pp.)
- Promote Mental Health and Prevent Substance Abuse (PDF, 909KB, 29pp.)
- Prevent HIV, STDs, Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Healthcare Associated Infections (PDF, 1.1MB, 38pp.)
Tracking Indicators for Public Health Policy Areas
- Indicators For Tracking Public Health Priority Areas - New York State - 2013-2017
- A State Level Tracking Indicators table that includes baseline data and 2017 targets for numerous indicators for the five major prevention agenda areas: Chronic Disease, Health and Safe Environment, Healthy Women, Infants and Children, Mental Health and Substance Abuse and HIV, STDs, Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Healthcare Associated Infections. National (U.S.) statistics and Healthy People 2020 objectives are available for selected tracking indicator.
- County Dashboards of Indicators For Tracking Public Health Priority Areas - 2013-2017
- Individual County Dashboards of Indicators For Tracking Public Health Priority Areas are available either by selecting from a New York State map of counties or selection from a county list.
Local Community Health Planning
- Local Health Department Contacts
- Directory of local health department community health assessment and health improvement plan liaison contact information.
- New York State Department of Health Public Health Contractors
- Map and listing of public health contractors that can support local Prevention Agenda activities.
- Community Planning Guidance (PDF, 148KB, 7 pp.)
- The Prevention Agenda 2013-2017 serves as a guide to local health departments as they work with their community to develop mandated Community Health Assessments including a Community Health Improvement Plan and to hospitals as they develop mandated Community Service Plans over the coming year. Guidance describing the essential elements of these reports was released by the NYS Department of Health in December, 2012.
- Memo from Commissioner Shah (PDF, 27KB, 1 pp.)
- Dr. Shah has asked local health departments and hospitals to work together with community partners to assess the health challenges in communities, identify local priorities and develop and implement plans to address them. The Department is expecting that each local health department and hospital will, together, with other partners, identify and develop a plan for addressing at least two priorities in the new Prevention Agenda. At least one of these priorities should address a health disparity.
- Community Health Planning Webinars
- Webinars were sponsored by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) for hospitals and local health departments.
- January 11 Webinar - Local Community Health Planning Guidance Overview (pdf, 62KB, 11pp.)
- January 29 Webinar - Local Community Health Planning Process and Data Tools (pdf, 3,412KB, 36pp.)
- Frequently asked questions about CHA-CHIPs and CSPs
- Questions and answers about the Community Health Assessments (CHAs), Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs), reports that have to be submitted by local health departments, and about the Community Service Plans (CSPs), reports that have to be submitted by hospitals.
Community Health Data for Assessment and Planning
- Community Health Indicator Reports
- This site links the previous Community Health Data Set (CHDS) and Community Health Assessment Indicators (CHAI). Many new indicators have been added to this site, making a total of nearly 300 health-related indicators available. State and county trend data are available for the majority of these indicators. From here, nearly 20,000 tables, maps and trend graphs of health-related indicators are available for you to conduct community health assessment and planning. The top part of this site allows you to access indicator data for all counties in the state by health topic areas. The bottom part of this site provides access to individual county profiles of these health topic areas with direct links to county historical (trend) data.
- Other Data Sources for Community Health Assessment and Planning
- This list provides data sources that have been used to measure the progress made in the Prevention Agenda 2008-2012 priority areas. Furthermore, they have been used to gather data and information on the current health status of New York State residents and health related factors. These data sources will be very useful for community health assessment and planning.