Placemaking Our Way to Healthier Communities and Better Lives

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate As reported by the County Health Rankings, only 20% of our health is determined by the clinical care that we receive. The remaining 80% is based on our health behaviors (30%), socioeconomic factors (40%), and physical environment (10%). With factors like education, employment, income, social support, community safety, housing, transit, and capacity to …

It’s Time to Address New York’s C- Grade in Infrastructure

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate C in Aviation, D+ in Bridges, C- in Dams, C in Drinking Water, B- in Parks, D- in Roads, B- in Solid Waste, C- in Transit, and D in Wastewater…these were the grades that New York State received in its 2015 Infrastructure Report Card. When it comes to infrastructure, New York has room …

It’s Time to Get Smart

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By Amanda Li, Junior Policy Associate Antibiotics can save lives in the face of severe infections. However, the overuse of antibiotics has created a major public health challenge across the globe: antibiotic resistance. With the development of antibiotic resistance, microbes like bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi are no longer killed or slowed-down by drugs. This means that typically treatable conditions, …

Using Shared Use to Improve Food Environments Webinar

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When: Friday, October 23rd, 2pm-3pm EST Audience: Staff from Local Health Departments (LHD), Teachers, Parents, Community Members, Farmers, Local Governmental Units (LGU), and Community-Based Organizations Description: DASH-NY is excited to launch the New York Shared Use Agreement Policy Implementation Guide with a shared use webinar!  The guide is an informational resource for community members, local stakeholders such as parks and …

College Students Reintroduced to Healthy Foods

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  When we think of college eating habits, we often think of late-night pizza and a bag of chips.  But college dining services can provide nutritious and locally grown food, and college students in New York State are asking for it. In a pilot program created by the non-profit Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS), four SUNY campuses were …