10-02 Commissioner's Prevention Agenda for the Healthiest State Update
- The Commissioner's Prevention Agenda for the Healthiest State Update letter is also available in Portable Document Format (PDF, 1.8MB, 10pg.)
|Letter to Chief Executive Officer|
|Date||March 22, 2010|
|Subject||Commissioner's Prevention Agenda for the Healthiest State Update|
Dear Chief Executive Officer:
Several months ago, Commissioner Richard Daines launched the "Prevention Agenda toward the Healthiest State." This important 'call to action' aims to improve the health of all New Yorkers. In response to this initiative, hospitals and local health departments joined forces to select Prevention Agenda priorities and to implement new strategies to integrate traditional medical services with public health interventions.
The Department of Health is very encouraged by the response it has received to the call to address the Prevention Agenda. Throughout our state, hospitals worked in coordination with local health departments to develop their Community Service Plans. At the same time, local health departments formulated their Community Health Assessments in concert with area hospitals. A summary of the findings from the review of the Community Service Plans (CSP) and Community Health Assessments (CHA) is attached (Attachment A).
Attachment B provides the format you should use to prepare your One-Year CSP Update which is due September 15th, 2010. We encourage you to use the headings and sub-headings that are bolded in the outline to organize your report. Use of this outline will also help to ensure that all required components of the CSP are included in your hospital's submission. In addition, we have attached instructions (Attachment C) that explain how to submit the CSP electronically, using the Health Provider Network (HPN). For technical issues regarding HPN log-on or submission, call the Commerce Helpdesk at 518-473-1809 for assistance.
Thank you for your continued efforts to support the Commissioner's Prevention Agenda. Please contact Charles Bonsu of the Division of Certification and Surveillance at 518-402-1003 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions or require additional information.
Mary Ellen Hennessy
Division of Certification and Surveillance
The 2010-2013 Community Health Assessments and the 2010-2012 Community Service Plans
The documentation attached to the original letter concerning the 2010-2013 Community Health Assessments and the 2010-2012 Community Service Plans can be viewed in the PDF version of this letter.