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.

Development of the Prevention Agenda 2013-2017

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 2013-17.

The Prevention Agenda 2008-12

The Department of Health developed the Prevention Agenda toward the Healthiest State 2008-2012, as a call to action to local health departments, health care providers, health plans, schools, employers, and businesses to collaborate at the community level to improve the health status of New Yorkers through increased emphasis on prevention.

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