Amidst the Closing of Supermarkets, a Bill Provides Hope

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate In September 2016, Promoting Prevention published a blog post about the closing of City Fresh, a local supermarket in East Harlem. Just a few weeks later, Promoting Prevention published yet another blog post that touched upon the widespread closing of supermarkets throughout New York City. By providing access to fresh, affordable produce, supermarkets …

The Future of Mental Health is Unclear

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate Mental disorders and substance abuse have widespread, disabling burdens on our health and communities. Over 20% of people in New York suffer from mental illness-related symptoms every year, and 1 in every 10 people experience symptoms severe enough to hinder their day-to-day functioning. Moreover, across New York State, nearly 2 million people are …

On the Road to Uber in Upstate New York

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate The idea of Uber was born on a snowy night in 2008, when Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp struggled to get a cab. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had reliable transportation available at the push of a button? Uber has since spread to over 530 cities across the globe, transforming the way …

The Need for Online SNAP Payments

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By Amanda Li, Junior Policy Associate The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has come a long way since 1939, when the first food stamp recipients stood in lines that were thousands of people deep. In the past nearly 80 years of its existence, the program has undergone many important changes. In 1964, President Johnson made the Food Stamp Program permanent, …

The Health Benefits of a Tax

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By Chideraa Ukeje, Policy Associate Obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay are just a few of the health consequences that result from sugary drink consumption. The good news is that over the last 20 years, sales of soda have plummeted by 25% in the United States. Public health experts have spent years fueling the discussion about how excess sugar can impact …