Highlights from the Breastfeeding Community of Practice Kick-Off Event

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By Amanda Li, Junior Policy Associate The Advancing Prevention Project (APP) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) are coordinating a Breastfeeding Community of Practice (CoP) for Local Health Departments. The Breastfeeding CoP will help LHDs achieve the 2013-2018 Prevention Agenda goal of increasing the percentage of breastfed babies in New York State. On November 1, 2016, APP …

Innovation in Medicare Reimbursements Could Signify Move Towards Prioritizing Preventive Health

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By Steven Chan   Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a game-changing innovation in Medicare policy, reimbursing a prevention program.  The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), run by the YMCA, has been certified by the Office of the Actuary for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to be cost-effective in achieving better health outcomes and quality …

Active Communities Workgroup Hits the Ground Running

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Active Communities Workgroup Hits the Ground Running Members of DASH’s Active Communities Workgroup have been hard at work identifying policies and legislation that will make it easier for New Yorkers to be active in their communities. Complete Streets calls for a shift in how planners and decision makers view our transportation network, from a focus solely on the needs of …

Recognition for Trauma-Informed Care

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By Michele Calvo, Policy Associate at NYAM The Advancing Prevention Project team was encouraged to see yesterday’s CNBC article highlighting Kaiser Permanente’s participation in The National Council on Behavioral Health’s Trauma Informed Primary Care project, to screen and treat trauma in primary care. Little by little, we’re seeing efforts from the health system to treat the mind and body as …

White House Announces Multi-Level Efforts Responding to Prescription Drugs & Heroin: A Guest Post from the Advancing Prevention Project

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Last week, President Obama announced a set of multi-sectoral actions responding to the growing problems associated with opioid and heroin use. The White House’s announcement is an encouraging, albeit modest step in the right direction towards supporting a range of prevention activities. Federal actions include increasing prescriber training and improving access to medication-assisted treatment. The announcement was also accompanied by state, local, …