Priority Area: Physical Activity and Nutrition - Strategies and Partners Matrix

County Collaborating Hospitals Collaborating Counties Specific Focus Area Strategies and/or Interventions Partners
  • Cuba Memorial
  • Jones Memorial
  • Olean General
  • Bertrand Chaffee
  • TLC Hospital
  1. Collect Body Mass Index (BMI) data from Allegany County schools.
  2. Work with local hospitals, physicians and health care facilities to obtain BMI data on patients.
  3. Use local BMI data to show benchmarks for Allegany County and develop initiatives to reduce obesity and measure effectiveness of program.
  • Allegany/Western Steuben Rural Health Network – Youth Development Coalition
  • Jones Memorial Hospital
  • Cuba practices run by Jones Memorial Hospital and Cuba Memorial Hospital
  1. Continue local Eat Well Play Hard Programs focusing on increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables by children and to increase physical activity among target group.
  2. Implement Healthy Communities Capacity Building Initiative to assess policy, practice and environment to promote better nutrition and increase physical activity by engaging a variety of community stakeholders.
  • TLC Health Network
  • Brooks Memorial Hospital
  • WCA Hospital
  • Westfield Hospital
  1. LHD will work collaboratively with Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH) to develop a wellness program that will promote aerobic exercise and good nutrition
  2. Expand walking paths in one additional village per year from 2010 to 2012 in the WMH service area. Potential villages include Mayville, Ripley, Brocton/Portland, and Sherman.
  3. Incorporate healthy cooking lessons (focusing on decreasing fats, salts, and simple carbohydrates) into local school classes at the rate of one additional school per year from 2010 to 2012. Five potential school districts have been identified.
  • Chautauqua County Health Network
  • Selected community agencies
  • Specific county government departments
  • Arnot Ogden Medical Center
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
    Changing personal behaviors, habits or value systems requires a common message and a comprehensive community wide plan. Eat Well Play Hard Partnership partners include:
  • Chemung County Health Department
  • Greater Southern Tier BOCES
  • Arnot Ogden Medical Center
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • EOP/Head Start
  • Chemung County Child Care Council
  • Elmira City School District
  • Horseheads Central School District
  • WIC
  • Food Bank of the Southern Tier
  • Chemung Valley Rural Health Network
  • Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables
  • Chemung County Youth Bureau
  • CVPH Medical Center
  • Alice Hyde
  • Adirondack Medical Center
  • Elizabethown Medical Center
  • Essex
  • Franklin
  1. Influence policy and legislation
  2. Mobilize communities
  3. Change organizational practices
  4. Foster coalitions
  5. Educate providers
  6. Promote community education
  7. Strengthen individual knowledge for behavior change
  • All members of the Clinton County Action for Health committee participating in Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)
  • 20-25 members of the local public health system
  • Delaware Valley Hospital
  • O'Connor Hospital
  • Margaretville Memorial Hospital
  • Tri-Town Regional Hospital
  1. Survey community members for physical activity program needs.
  2. Promote the program through mass media and community outreach.
  3. Conduct home visits to new mothers and families.
  4. Provide presentations at WIC sites, MD offices and to pre-natal women.
  5. Develop educational DVD demonstrating nurse home visits, to be viewed on Delaware County Public Health website and at outreach events.
  • Delaware Valley Hospital
  • Walton Central School
  • Delaware Opportunities
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Rural Health Care Alliance
  • Delaware ARC
  • Eat Well Play Hard
  • Healthy Start
  • Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network
  • Catholic Health System
  • Kaleida Health
  • Erie County Medical Center
  • Sheehan Memorial Hospital
  1. Increase fruit and vegetable consumption.
  2. Decrease overweight
  1. Develop and conduct health information and education programs.
  2. Sensitize public about need for increased physical activity and improved nutrition.
  3. Launch social marketing mass-media campaign promoting healthy nutrition and the food guide pyramid.
  • Catholic schools
  • Buffalo public schools
  • Adirondack Medical Center
  • Alice Hyde
  • CVPH Medical Center
  • Elizabethtown Medical Center
  • Inter-Lakes Hospital
  • Washington
  • Hamilton
  • Saratoga
  • Warren
  • Fulton
  1. Establish Regional Task Force to select activities.
  2. Design implementation schedule.
  3. Select evidence-based methods of evaluation.
  4. Develop a workplan and implementation schedule by June, 2010.
  5. Implement interventions by June, 2011.
  6. Evaluate by June, 2102.
  • Hospitals
  • Providers
  • Community-based organizations
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Schools
  • Insurance providers
  • Rural health networks
  • Businesses
  • Adirondack Medical Center
  • Alice Hyde Hospital
  • CVPH Medical Center
  • Elizabethtown Community Hospital
  • Inter-Lakes Hospital
  • Clinton
  • Essex
  1. Provide training for community partners that support the built environment, policy and system changes.
  2. Provide advocacy training for partners.
  3. Assist organizations seeking to implement environmental policy and system changes.
  4. Educate providers on ways to incorporate physical activity/nutrition promotion during patient contacts.
  • North Country Healthy Heart Network
  • Eat Well Play Hard Coalition
  • School wellness committees
  • Alice Hyde Hospital
  • Adirondack Medical Center
Fulton       Implement an evidence-based program that positively impacts physical activity and nutrition in the region. Adirondack Rural Health Network regional Community Health Assessment workgroup members
  1. Healthy Weight initiative
  2. Small Steps Program
  3. Eat Well Play Hard Program
  4. Just Ask Us Restaurant Program
  5. Small Steps for Success Program
  6. Greene Walks
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Greene County Rural Health Network
  • Columbia County Health Care Consortium
  • Essex
  • Warren
  • Saratoga
  • Washington
  • Fulton
  1. Establish Regional Task Force to select activities.
  2. Design implementation schedule.
  3. Select evidence-based methods of evaluation by January 1, 2010.
  4. Develop a workplan and implementation schedule by June, 2010.
  5. Implement interventions by June, 2011.
  6. Evaluate by June, 2102.
Adirondack Rural Health Network Regional Taskforce
  • Samaritan Medical Center
  • Carthage Area Hospital
  • River Hospital
  1. Work with Tug Hill and the Village of Adams to integrate Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) grant with public health goals.
  2. Develop a curriculum to use with SRTS to encourage parental support for students to walk and bicycle to school safety.
  3. Continue involvement with School Wellness meetings.
  4. Provide examples of policies to CHOOSE (Coalition for Healthy Outcomes in Our School Environments) members.
  5. Provide training on policy development to elected officials.
  6. Educate employees at worksites.
  7. Assist localities with increasing farmers market availability.
  8. Assist schools and farmers with implementing or furthering their Farm to School Program.
  9. Assist partner agencies and schools with policy and practice changes.
  10. Provide training on policy development to partner agencies.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County
  • School districts
  • Municipalities
  • Tug Hill Commission
  • Watertown Family YMCA
  • North Country Children’s Clinic
  • North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council
  • Jefferson Community College
  • Worksites
  • Churches
  • Media
Lewis Lewis County General Hospital    
  1. Implement policy and environmental changes that address physical activity and nutrition objectives.
  2. Increase locally-available outlets and resources to improve nutrition, and have safe and easily accessible opportunities for physical activity.
  • Lewis County General Hospital
  • Cooperative Extension
  • WIC
  • Noyes Memorial Hospital
  • FF Thompson
  1. Increase breastfeeding rates.
  2. Improve quality of school lunches.
  3. Increase health vending machine choices.
  4. Provide health snacks at concession stands.
  5. Establish more biking and hiking trails.
  6. Promote walkable communities, utilizing a speaker to promote development of plan to local towns and villages.
  7. Increase healthy choices in restaurants.
  8. Label healthy food choices in grocery stores.
  • Genesee Valley Health Partnership
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Noyes Memorial Hospital
  • Western New York Childcare Council
  • WIC
  • Lakeside Memorial Hospital
  • Rochester General Hospital
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Unity Health System
  1. Worksites
  2. Medical practice will provide counseling and referrals to community-based programs
  3. Promote safe neighborhoods and built environment policies that support physical activity.
The Physical Activity and Nutrition Task Force, convened by the Monroe County Department of Public Health and the University of Rochester's Center for Community Health, will identify and implement sustainable policy, system and environmental changes that promote increased physical activity and improved nutrition among adults.
  • African American Health Coalition
  • Monroe County Parks Department
  • City of Rochester
  • Mayor’s Office
  • Monroe Plan for Medical Care
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Rochester Region
  • MVP Health Care
  • Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency
  • Paychex, Inc.
  • Foodlink
  • Local Restaurant Association
  • Greater Rochester Health Foundation
  • University of Rochester Department of Community and Preventive Medicine
  • Ibero-American Action League, Inc.
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Latino Health Coalition
  • University of Rochester
  • Center for Community Health
  • Monroe County Department of Planning and Development
  • Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
  • Westside Health Services
  • Monroe County Medical Society
  • YMCA of Greater Rochester
  1. Develop a local action plan to implement policy and environmental changes that support healthy eating and increased physical activity to reduce risk factors that contribute to chronic disease.
  2. Provide education and outreach for nutritional services and programs through Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division’s Long Term Home Health Care Program and Certified Home Health Care Agency.
  3. Information regarding healthy eating and physical activity is available at clinics and health fairs.
  4. Collaborate with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Head Start, WIC, and the Niagara County Office for Aging and food pantries in the county to provide education and referral for nutritional services, as well as identifying populations of high need.
  5. Monthly cable television program imparts information regarding healthy eating and physical activity to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Mount St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Wilson School District
  • WIC
  • Niagara County Youth Bureau
  • Niagara County Head Start
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Oswego Oswego Hospital      
  • Rural Health Network
  • Oswego Health
  • Oswego County Opportunities
  • Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc.
  • Bassett Healthcare
  • A.O. Fox Hospital
  1. Provide early education about the importance of physical activity and nutrition throughout life, including during pregnancy to prevent chronic diseases.
  2. Develop plan or protocol to coordinate follow-up and continuing care treatment between families, schools and primary care providers for treatment of childhood obesity.
  • Samaritan Hospital (Northeast Health)
  • St. Mary's Hospital
  • Seton Hospital
  1. Increase awareness of nutrition programs and resources in the county.
  2. In collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, provide nutrition education to at-risk families and individuals and upon request.
  3. Collaborate with the Eat Smart New York Program to provide education to low-income families.
  4. Develop and distribute a physical activity guide.
  5. Collaborate with the Eat Well Play Hard Program to implement programs targeting school-aged children.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County
  • Eat Well Play Hard Program (based out of Schenectady County Cornell Cooperative Extension)
  1. The Public Health Priorities Steering Committee will explore ways to assure that programs that address obesity and physical activity, initiated through the STEPS to a Healthier Rockland County grant, become part of the practices of other community organization and service providers’ practices.
  2. Expand the NYSDOH Healthy Meetings Guidelines to all county organizations, non-profit organizations, schools, health care institutions, and businesses.
  3. Provide materials and easy-to-use healthy eating and exercise prescriptions to health care providers and service providers for their patients and clients to use.
  4. Publicize and recognize businesses, restaurants and stores which participate in healthy meetings, offer healthy nutritional offerings and menus, and provide opportunities and incentives for employees and clients to exercise.
  5. Promote greater collaboration between Rockland County Health Department, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Nyack Hospital on education and outreach.
  6. Collaborate on early detection efforts.
  7. Work with Rockland County Chapter of the American Cancer Society and Rockland County Cancer Institute and community partners to build on successful healthy living partnership in order to expand outreach education, screening and early detection.
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Mental Health Association of Rockland County
  • Department of Social Services
  • Office of the Aging
  • Youth Bureau
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Nyack Hospital
  • Helen Hayes Hospital
  • Public Health Priorities Committee
  • Department of Social Services
  • Rockland Immigration Coalition Community Collaboratives
  • Rockland CARES
  • Probation
  • Youth Bureau & Office for Community Resources
  • Haitan American Cultural and Service Organization
  • Konbit Neg Lakay
  • Bikur Cholim of Rockland
  • Volunteer Community Services
  • Refuah Health Center
  • Monsey Family Health Center
  • Ben Gilman Health Center
  • Hudson River Health Center
  • Community Action Partnership
  • Saratoga Hospital
  • Adirondack Medical Center
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • Nathan Littauer Hospital
  • Elizabethtown Community Hospital
  • Moses Ludington Hospital
  • Essex
  • Hamilton
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Fulton
  1. Establish Regional Task Force to select activities.
  2. Design implementation schedule.
  3. Select evidence based methods of evaluation by Jan. 1, 2010.
  4. Develop a workplan and implementation schedule by June, 2010.
  5. Implement interventions by June, 2011.
  6. Evaluate by June, 2012.
Adirondack Rural Health Network
  • Cobleskill Regional Hospital
  • Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
    Develop 8-week program for adults to increase their physical activity levels and lose weight.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Schoharie County Community Action Program
  • Fulton, Montgomery, Otsego and Schoharie Diabetes Coalition
  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • Schoharie County Planning Department
  • Rural Health Education Network of Delaware, Otsego, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties
  • Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
  • Carrot Barn
  • Barbers Farm
  • Shaul Farms
Schuyler Schuyler Hospital Inc. S2AY Rural Health Network Obesity
  1. Review pertinent data from the Schuyler County Community Health Assessment and Schuyler Hospital Community Services Plans.
  2. Complete an in-depth analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) regarding Schuyler County’s services dealing with diabetes prevention and treatment.
  3. Conduct a literature search of best practices.
  4. Develop a creative community plan using environmental strategies.
  • Schuyler County Health Department
  • Schuyler Hospital
  • Schuyler Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Schuyler Headstart
  • Catherine Valley Trail
  • Geneva General Hospital
  • Finger Lakes Health
  • Schuyler
  • Steuben
  • Ontario
  • Wayne
  • Yates
  1. Seneca County Health Department will work with community partners, worksites and school wellness teams to identify and implement CDC recommended policy and environmental change strategies for obesity prevention. Strategies will include increasing the level of physical activity and number of fruits and vegetables consumed.
  2. Analyze CDC best practices and recommended strategies for obesity prevention.
  3. Develop local action plan(s) to address obesity prevention.
  4. Implement at least one CDC recommended strategy related to the prevention of obesity.
  5. Develop and support workplace wellness initiatives.
  6. Develop and implement countywide obesity prevention social marketing campaign.
  • United Way of Seneca County
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Seneca County Schools
  • Seneca County Worksites
  • S2AY Rural Health Network
  • Healthy Living Partnership Program
  • Finger Lakes Health System, Geneva General Hospital
  • Local medical providers
  • Seneca County municipalities
  • Community recreation centers
  1. Obesity reduction program for middle school students.
  2. Diabetes education program for all residents.
  3. Tioga County Health Department will partner with Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP) to work with towns and villages to identify health needs and health promotion activities.
  4. Coalition will work to improve access to care and services needed.
  5. Encourage walking in more communities.
  • Towns and villages
  • Schools
Tompkins Cayuga Medical Center    
  1. Identify up to three worksites to be assessed for their interest and capacity to establish worksite wellness policies.
  2. Promote use of Cayuga Waterfront Trail and other local trails.
  3. Promote local farmers' markets and community/neighborhood gardens.
  4. Identify and work with one or two local communities or neighborhoods to promote environmental and/or organizational and policy changes.
  5. Promote policy change using provider in-services and make presentations on diabetes and cardiovascular risk reduction.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County programs including agriculture, nutrition and Whole Community Project
  • Health Planning Council, a program of the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County
  • Tompkins County Office for the Aging
  • Targeted communities, neighborhoods, and worksites
  1. Educate 2,500 youths and adults annually on obesity prevention strategies, including promoting healthy snack policies, reducing fast food consumption, and understanding calories at fast food chains.
  2. Disseminate information on obesity prevention and awareness and provide incentives to promote physical activity.
  3. Educate 2,500 youths and adults annually on the benefits of reducing recreational screen time.
  4. Conduct media campaign utilizing various media outlets including the Health Department's website.
  5. Reduce sedentary lifestyles for injury prevention and heart health for 80 senior citizens through a sustainable program of stretch-band exercise at eight sites in Ulster County. Participation helps them to maintain or improve balance and coordination, and maintain or improve range of motion and flexibility.
  6. Educate 300 youths and adults annually on diabetes prevention and control.
  7. Disseminate information about diabetes prevention and control.
  • Community Heart Health Coalition
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School nurses and health education teachers
  • Media
  • Office for the Aging
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • Nathan Littauer Hospital
  • Elizabethtown Community Hospital
  • Moses Ludington Hospital
  • Essex
  • Hamilton
  • Saratoga
  • Washington
  • Fulton
  1. Establish Regional Task Force to select activities.
  2. Design implementation schedule.
  3. Select evidence based methods of evaluation by January, 2010.
  4. Develop a workplan and implementation schedule by June, 2010.
  5. Implement interventions by June, 2011.
  6. Evaluate by June, 2012.
Adirondack Rural Health Network
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • Nathan Littauer Hospital
  • Elizabethtown Community Hospital
  • Moses Ludington Hospital
  • Essex
  • Hamilton
  • Saratoga
  • Washington
  • Fulton
  1. Establish a regional task force to select activities.
  2. Design implementation schedule.
  3. Select evidence based methods of evaluation by January 1, 2010.
  4. Develop a workplan and implementation schedule by June, 2010.
  5. Implement interventions by June, 2011.
  6. Evaluate by June, 2102.
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • Adirondack Rural Health Network
  • Burke Rehabilitation Center
  • Blythedale Children’s Hospital
  • Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry
  • St. John’s Riverside Hospital
  • Hudson Valley Hospital Center
  • Lawrence Hospital
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester
  • Northern Westchester Hospital
  • Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
  • Sound Shore Medical Center
  • St. John’s Riverside Hospital
  • St. Joseph’s Medical Center
  • St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center
  • Mount Vernon Hospital
  • Westchester Medical Center
  • White Plains Hospital
  1. Conduct community education and health promotion activities designed to raise awareness of preventable chronic diseases.
  2. Promote a heart healthy lifestyle including regular physical activity and health eating habits.
  3. Promote sodium reduction and healthy nutrition through health education provided at schools, health fairs, cultural festivals, community events and non-traditional health settings.
  4. Promote sodium reduction and healthy nutrition to Westchester County Health Department WIC clients through nutrition education and food demonstrations in the WIC waiting room.
  5. Promote sodium reduction and health nutrition among youth through the TeenAWARE program at community centers, residential facilities and in other venues where youth congregate.
  6. Collaborate with the Department of Senior Programs and Services to promote sodium reduction and healthy nutrition through annual wellness activities.
  7. Provide the general public with education and information to promote sodium reduction and healthy nutrition through the WCDH webpage.
  8. Collaborate with local community organizations to raise awareness and to imlement strategies for improving nutrition and increasing physical activity in the county.
  9. Promote increased physical activity to Westchester County Health Department’s WIC clients through FiT WIC program and incentive items.
  10. Promote increased physical activity among youth throught the TeenAWARE program.
  11. Collaborate with the Department of Senior Programs and Services to promote increased physical activity through annual wellness activities.
  12. Coordinate the Prevention Collaborative meeting with all 16 local hospitals in Westchester County.
  • Community agencies
  • Municipal Housing Authorities
  • Hair salons
  • Youth-serving organizations
  • Westchester Community Opportunities Program
  • Planned Parenthood
  • American Heart Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • March of Dimes
  • County Department of Senior Programs and Services
  • County Department of Parks
  • Westchester County hospitals
Yates Finger Lakes Health
  • Schuyler
  • Seneca
  • Steuben
  • Ontario
  • Wayne
  1. Increase media outlets.
  2. S2AY Network Worksite Wellness Project is expected to help reduce chronic disease through interventions in the workplace that help employees to improve nutrition and increase physical activity.
  3. Changes in the physical environment are being implemented at various worksites across the county.
  • Finger Lakes Health (including Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital)
  • School districts
  • S2AY Rural Health Network
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Yates Health Planning Council members