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.

Update Reports for the Prevention Agenda

2010 LHD Update for the Prevention Agenda

In 2010, each LHD was asked for an update on their county's progress toward planning and implementing strategies described in the 2010-2013 Community Health Assessments. The purpose of the survey was to assess what LHDs have done toward addressing the community's selected Prevention Agenda priorities; their progress toward implementing local plans; the challenges they are facing; and technical assistance they need. A report on the findings from this survey can be found here: Prevention Agenda 2010 Update: Local Health Departments (PDF, 247KB, 4pg).

2010 Hospital Update for the Prevention Agenda

Chronic Disease, Access to Care, and Physical Activity and Nutriton are identified as community priorities by more than half the hospitals in the state, according to the 2010 Community Service Plan reports. The 2010 Summary: Hospital Community Service Plans (PDF, 181KB, 3pg) outlines the approaches used by hospitals, identifies the characteristics of strong Community Service Plans and describes how these findings correlate with the work done by local health department