NYSDOH Local IMPACT Strategies


  • 1.1 (E): Implement nutrition and beverage standards including sodium standards in public institutions, worksites, and other key locations such as hospitals.
  • 1.2 (E): Increase access to healthier food in retail though increased availability, improved pricing, placement, and promotion.
  • 1.3 (E): Promote physical activity opportunities in community venues through signage, worksite policies, social support, and shared use/joint use agreements.
  • 1.4 (E): Develop and/or implement transportation and community plans that promote walking.

Lifestyle Change

  • 2.1 (LS): Plan and execute strategic data-driven actions through a network of partners and local organizations to build support for the lifestyle change.
  • 2.2 (LS): Scale and Sustain the National DPP Implement evidence-based engagement strategies to build support for lifestyle change.
  • 2.3 (LS): Increase coverage for CDC recognized evidence-based lifestyle change programs by working with self-insured employers.

Health Systems

  • 3.1 (HS): Increase electronic health records (EHR) adoptions and the use of health information technology (HIT) to improve performance.
  • 3.2 (HS): Increase the institutionalization and monitoring of aggregated/standardized quality measures at the provider level (e.g., use dashboard measures to monitor healthcare disparities and implement activities to eliminate healthcare disparities).
  • 3.3 (HS): Increase engagement of nurses and /or pharmacists (as non-physician team members) in hypertension management in health care settings.
  • 3.4 (HS): Increase use of self-measured blood pressure monitoring linked to clinical support.
  • 3.5 (HS): Implement systems to facilitate identification of patients with undiagnosed hypertension and people with prediabetes.

Community and Clinical Linkages

  • 4.1 (CC): Increase engagement of community health workers to promote linkages between health systems and community resources for adults with high blood pressure and adults with prediabetes or at high risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • 4.2 (CC): Increase engagement of community pharmacists in the provision of medication/self-management for adults with high blood pressure.
  • 4.3 (CC): Increase partnerships and implement systems to facilitate multi-directional referral between community resources and health systems for the evidence-based lifestyle change programs for people identified with high blood pressure and for people identified with prediabetes