collage_300Promoting Prevention connects you with the latest news on chronic disease prevention and well-being promotion. Housed at the New York Academy of Medicine, it is a collaborative effort of the Advancing Prevention Project and Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH-NY). APP and DASH-NY both work to prevent chronic disease and promote well-being within New York State. Here at Promoting Prevention, staff from these projects write posts to inform prevention work at all levels.


Advancing Prevention Project

The Advancing Prevention Project (APP) supports New York State local health departments to collaboratively implement plans to advance the New York State Prevention Agenda. Through trainings, collaborative learning opportunities, toolkits, and other resources, APP provides technical assistance around two Prevention Agenda Priorities:
• Prevent Chronic Disease
• Promote Mental Health & Prevent Substance Abuse

Designing a Strong and Healthy New York

The Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH-NY) Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition and Policy Center was launched in April 2010. DASH-NY is staffed by the New York Academy of Medicine, and is located in East Harlem in New York City. DASH-NY advocates for policy, systems and environmental changes that will lead to equitable community environments where healthy eating, active living, well-being, and access to preventive healthcare services are a reality for all New Yorkers. The coalition brings together multisector partners, including transportation, agriculture, economic development, planning, education, academia, healthcare, and more, to develop sustainable, cross-cutting strategies to prevent chronic disease and promote well-being across New York State.

The New York Academy of Medicine

nyamlogo_pThe New York Academy of Medicine advances solutions that promote the health and well-being of people in cities worldwide.

Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine continues to address the health challenges facing New York City and the world’s rapidly growing urban populations. We accomplish this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy and program initiatives; our world class historical medical library and its public programming in history, the humanities and the arts; and our Fellows program, a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health. Our current priorities are healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities.