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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.

Focus Area 1 - Interventions by Sector

Healthcare Delivery System

  • Identify and implement evidence- based practices and environmental strategies that promote MEB health.
  • Support and facilitate quality improvement of evidence-based practices and environmental strategies that promote MEB health.

Employers, Businesses, and Unions

  • Promote workplace and employee wellness efforts.
  • Educate employees about importance of MEB health for overall wellness.
  • Support evidence-informed policies to promote employee wellness (e.g., flextime).

Media

  • Develop and support social marketing campaigns to promote activities that enhance MEB health.
  • Educate communities about the return on investment of MEB health promotion.

Academia

  • Work with communities to implement and evaluate evidence-informed policies and evidence-based practices related to MEB health promotion.

Community-Based Health and Human Service Organizations

  • Use evidence based practices that promote MEB health.
  • Educate lawmakers and advocate for funding of evidence-informed policies and practices that promote MEB health.
  • Identify and deliver curricula for children and youth to enhance their social skills, emotional competence, conflict resolution and coping skills.

Other Governmental Agencies

  • Identify evidence-informed policies and evidence-based practices that promote MEB health.
  • Educate professionals and policymakers on these policies and practices.

Governmental Public Health

  • Identify evidence-informed policies and evidence-based practices that promote MEB health.
  • Educate professionals and policymakers on these policies and practices.
  • Expand efforts with DOH Tobacco Control Program and OMH Personalized Recovery Oriented Services Program (PROS).

Non-Governmental Public Health

  • Use evidence based practices that promote MEB health.
  • Educate lawmakers and advocate for funding of evidence-informed policies and practices that promote MEB health.
  • Identify and deliver curricula for children and adults to enhance their social skills, emotional competence, conflict resolution and coping skills.

Policymakers and Elected Officials

  • Identify evidence-informed policies and evidence-based practices that promote MEB health.

Communities

  • Advocate and support direct evidence-based practice educational services.

Philanthropy

  • Support social marketing campaigns that support MEB health promotion.