Opioid Overdose Prevention – A guest post from the Advancing Prevention Project

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Demonstrating its commitment to fighting the prescription drug epidemic, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced the recipients of the Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States awards, a new project created to support states as they attempt to reverse the prescription drug overdose epidemic.  The 16 states that were each given four-year awards between $750,000 and $1 …

Hip Hop Public Health Promotes Healthy Eating

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Hip Hop Public Health partners doctors and Hip-Hop artists to convey important health messages about healthy eating and obesity prevention to school children in under served communities. Dr. Olajide Williams, a doctor at NY-Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center, founded the nonprofit to encourage kids to eat healthy  through Hip-Hop songs, comic books, and cartoon style videos.  What do you think about this …

Increasing Outdoor Physical Activity Through Park Prescription Programs

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Most of us are familiar with doctors recommending that patients increase their physical activity levels, but you’re probably new to the idea of a “Park Prescription.” The National Recreation and Park Association has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California’s Institute at the Golden Gate to encourage doctors to recommend outdoor physical activity programs to …

NY Presbyterian Hospital’s CHALK Program and Henry Santos Tackle Obesity

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Photo credit: The Uptown Collective New-York Presbyterian Hospital’s Choosing Healthy and Active Lifestyles for Kids (CHALK) program has partnered with Henry Santos, former member of  musical group Aventura, to promote healthy eating and physical activity. On May 29th, Santos visited P.S. 18 Park Terrace to share his tips on leading a healthy lifestyle and to engage students, parents, and teachers …

New York State YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

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Many partners across New York have joined the effort to combat the diabetes epidemic.  The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHF) partnered with the New York State Department of Health and the Alliance for New York State YMCAs to implement the New York State Diabetes Prevention Program (Y-DPP).  This 16-week, group-based program was led by trained lifestyle coaches and focused …