What’s Your Ultimate Biking Fantasy?

staff Active Communities, FEATURED ARTICLES, Prevent Chronic Disease Leave a Comment

From the Urban Health Matters Blog by Sheree Crute The New York Academy of Medicine and Bicycle Utopia asked the students at the Dream Charter School in East Harlem, NY, that question at a June event created to get them excited about biking, the outdoors and great places to see in the city. The event—a BikeART Party—is a concept created by Jeanne Hilary, founder …

Webinar: Creating New Opportunities for Active Communities: Shared-Use & Parks Policies in New York State

staff Active Communities, FEATURED ARTICLES, Get Involved, Prevent Chronic Disease, Promoting Prevention News Leave a Comment

When: Thursday May 26th, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm After major wins in the New York State budget, DASH-NY has new opportunities for our policy priorities, including expanding access to indoor and outdoor spaces for physical activity recreation statewide. In a new environmental justice program, the budget allocates $7 million to ensure access to parks, trails, and outdoor recreation for …

NYC Early Childhood Regulations Highlighted by Centers for Disease Control

DASHNY Active Communities, Healthy Schools and Childcare, Prevent Chronic Disease, Promoting Prevention News, Tools & Resources Leave a Comment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a collection of eight articles in Preventing Chronic Disease highlighting the 2007 NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regulations for early childhood centers. The regulations were implemented to increase physical activity, limit screen time, and provide healthy beverage options in the centers. In the article, the authors discuss the rationale, compliance, …

Ogdensburg, NY Ranks #1 in Complete Streets Policies

DASHNY Active Communities, Advocacy & Policy, DASH-NY Partner Highlights, Economic and Community Development, Environment, Prevent Chronic Disease, Promoting Prevention News Leave a Comment

Smart Growth America released a report on the Best Complete Streets Policies of 2014 in February. Ranked at number one was the Complete Streets policy of Ogdensburg, NY, on the basis of a scoring methodology that looked at elements like vision and intent.  Ogdensburg Mayor William Nelson, commenting on this accomplishment, said, “A Complete Streets policy is a key part …

Join Us for the Comprehensive School Activity Programs Webinar on Mar. 26th!

DASHNY Active Communities, Healthy Schools and Childcare, Promoting Prevention News Leave a Comment

  Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs Finding time to integrate more physical activity into the school day can often be difficult with all the other demands on time during the school day. The Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) webinar, on March 26th from 11am-12pm, provides step-by-step guidance on how to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school activities with the …