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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.

Prevention Agenda Partners

Academy of Pediatrics - District II
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.
American Academy of Family Physicians
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.
American Cancer Society
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.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association's mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
American Lung Association in New York
The American Lung Association works to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Association of Perinatal Networks Members
The Association includes the 18 Perinatal Networks serving New York State. They assess, monitor and educate communities on needs, gaps and opportunities in maternal and child health.
Commission on the Public's Health System
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.
Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS)
CHCANYS gives a voice to the states network of community health centers, and works to increase access for those who would otherwise go without care through advocacy and education.
Greater New York Hospital Association
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.
Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
HANYS represents and advocates on behalf of all New York's hospitals and health systems at all levels of the federal and state government.
Medicaid Matters New York
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.
Medical Society of the State of New York
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.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, New York City does clinical and basic-science research, and uses innovative approaches to medical education.
New York Academy of Medicine
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.
New York Business Group on Health
The New York Business Group on Health provides leadership and knowledge to employers in the New York Metropolitan area to promote a value-based, market-driven healthcare system.
New York Chapter, American College of Physicians
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.
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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.
New York Health Plan Association (HPA)
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.
New York State Association of County Health Officials
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.
New York State Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Alliance (NYSHEPA)
NYSHEPA is a statewide alliance dedicated to improving policy and practices that promote healthy eating and physical activity.
New York State Nurses Association
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.
New York State Public Health Association (NYSPHA)
NYSPHA is a statewide professional organization actively serving New Yorkers, members, and the public health profession to improve community health through education and prevention.
Public Health Solutions
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.
Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
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.