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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 3 - Interventions by Sector

Healthcare Delivery System

  • Participate in MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention partnerships.
  • Provide cultural and linguistic training on MEB health promotion, prevention and treatment.
  • Share data and information on MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention and treatment.

Employers, Businesses and Unions

  • Participate in MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention partnerships.
  • Participate in cultural and linguistic competence training related to MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention.
  • Support understanding of cost-effective MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention approaches.

Media

  • Establish reporting and advertising policies that do not glamorize alcohol and substance abuse or stigmatize MEB disorders.

Academia

  • Conduct robust studies on cost-effectiveness, strategy coordination and cultural challenges.
  • Share evidence-informed findings with policymakers, advocacy groups, professionals, employers and media to enable them to incorporate research findings in policies, practices and messaging.

Community-Based Health and Human Service Organizations

  • Participate in MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention partnerships.

Other Governmental Agencies

  • Participate in MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention partnerships.
  • Identify key representatives from State agencies and municipalities to serve on an interdisciplinary implementation team that will prioritize needs related to evidence-informed MEB health and MEB disorder prevention policies, practices, training, data collection and technical assistance.
  • Identify opportunities to collect data on the impact of mental health and substance abuse at local and State levels and to measure health equity.
  • Identify and establish baseline targets of indicator data required for planning and monitoring county-level MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention.

Governmental Public Health

  • Participate in MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention partnerships.
  • Identify key representatives from State agencies and municipalities to serve on an interdisciplinary implementation team that will prioritize needs related to evidence-informed MEB health and MEB disorder prevention policies, practices, training, data collection and technical assistance.
  • Identify opportunities to collect data on the impact of mental health and substance abuse at local and State levels and to measure health equity.
  • Identify and establish baseline targets of indicator data required for planning and monitoring county-level MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention.
  • Educate professionals and policymakers on evidence-informed policies and practices that promote MEB health and prevent MEB disorders.

Non-Governmental Public Health

  • Participate in MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention partnerships.

Policymakers and Elected Officials

  • Participate in MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention partnerships.

Communities

  • Participate in partnerships to implement suicide prevention initiatives.

Philanthropy

  • Support research that informs knowledge about culturally sensitive approaches that increase MEB health promotion and MED disorder prevention.