Dr. Birkhead and New York State Health Foundation officials met the media on April 9 in the Schenectady County Legislative Chambers to announce that 17 organizations would share in $500,000 to help 28 county health departments implement their locally-developed Prevention Agenda plans to improve the health and well-being of their communities. Final grants will be awarded to health departments that raise matching funds from local investors.
The Department of Health released its first public "dashboard" showing major goals of the Prevention Agenda 2013-2017 and relevant indicators so the state and each county can determine how much improvement has been made towards reaching the Prevention Agenda 2017 goals.
The statewide dashboard gives a quick view of the most current data for approximately 100 tracking indicators. The county dashboard includes data available for 68 tracking indicators. Each county in the state has its own dashboard.
HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK STATE (HANYS) LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE TO SUPPORT THE PREVENTION AGENDA:
The Department of Health's Community Health Assessment-Community Health Improvement Plan, and Community Service Plan reviews and preliminary findings reveal important information on member priorities and focus areas.
Additional resources cover reducing health disparities, improving collaboration, recommendations for improving community health, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention status reports.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a new webpage that identifies 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.
Recommended Evidence-Based Programs, Policies and Practices
Prevention Agenda website now includes links from the Action Plan strategies in three of the five Prevention Agenda priorities to recommended evidence-based programs, policies and practices that can be implemented locally. Links from the other two priorities will be posted soon.
The Academy of Pediatrics is a membership organization that works with individuals, government and non-governmental organizations to secure access to and delivery of high quality care in a medical home for all children.
The American Academy of Family Physicians is the national association of family doctors that promotes and maintains high quality standards for family doctors who are providing continuing comprehensive health care to the public.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
The Commission on the Public's Health System is a coalition of New York City residents, community health advocates, health workers, and labor unions committed to making sure that the public health system stays strong, that people have access to health services, and the public's voice on health care issues is heard.
The Greater New York Hospital Association is a trade association comprising about 300 hospitals and continuing care facilities, both voluntary and public, in the metropolitan New York area and throughout the State, as well as in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. They have a mission to provide advocacy, technical assistance, and public policy services to support members' efforts to provide high quality health care to their patients and communities.
Medicaid Matters New York is a coalition of over 125 groups representing those most affected by Medicaid policy debates: Medicaid consumers, low-income and disabled New Yorkers who rely on this crucial public program for basic, lifesaving health care.
The Medical Society of the State of New York is a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 licensed physicians, medical residents, and medical students in New York State committed to representing the medical profession as a whole and advocating health related rights, responsibilities and issues.
The New York Academy of Medicine is an independent organization that addresses the health challenges facing the world's urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to innovative research, education, community engagement and policy leadership.
The American College of Physicians is a non-profit membership organization providing education for physicians specializing in internal medicine and patients through advocacy, education, networking and communications.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene works towards improving the health of the city with special attention to the most vulnerable residents. The Take Care New York is the first health policy for New York City that promotes 10 steps people can take now to live longer, healthier lives.
The Health Plan Association is an industry voice for health care plans across the state. It promotes the development of managed health care plans within New York State and is an advocate for quality health care for all New Yorkers.
The New York State Association of County Health Officials is a statewide association representing each of the 58 local health departments in New York. It serves as an advocate for public health in New York State, and provide a full array of education and training programs through a variety of grants.
New York State Conference of Environmental Health Directors
The Conference of Environmental Health Directors performs environmental public health functions, and enforces parts of the Public Health Law, New York State Sanitary Code and Local Sanitary Codes as part of a Local Health Department or State Health Department District Office.
The New York State Nurses Association is a professional association and union for registered nurses that supports and enhances the practice of the registered professional nurse and improves the public's health by providing leadership in a changing the healthcare environment.
Public Health Solutions is a nonprofit organization that develops, implements and advocates for dynamic solutions to prevent disease and improve community health. It provides health and related services in communities, conduct research and evaluation and provide administrative services and technical assistance to other nonprofits and government.
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy is a statewide, nonprofit policy analysis and advocacy organization working to shape policies that improve the economic security and health status of low and moderate income New Yorkers, and help all children become capable adults.