Focusing on Upstream Economic Approaches to Health

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Economic and Community Development Workgroup Policy Priorities As New York State engages in strategic plans to boost the economy, there are multiple opportunities to also address the consideration of health in those plans. Improving the health of communities can also improve the economic vitality, and vice versa. Policy Priority:  Support adequate funding for non-MTA transit systems throughout New York State. …

Roundup of Advocacy Days

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Interested in helping to support systems level change to prevent chronic disease?  Take a look at these Albany Advocacy Days from DASH-NY members! American Heart Association Advocacy Day: Volunteers and advocates from across the state will come together to advocate for important budgetary issues including funding to bring healthy food options to underserved communities.  AHA will request legislators to support …

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 …

Collaboration and Infrastructure Webinars

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Next week begins a new webinar series brought to us by the American Public Health Association, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute and Trust for America’s Health, and Dialogue4Health.  The series will focus on how collaborative work can create change in population health through the innovation and commitment of a wide range of stakeholders.  The first webinar in the series, A …

A Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Reauthorization Recap

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  Along with not finalizing the budget, Congress has yet to reauthorize the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010.  The groundbreaking bipartisan bill improved nutritional standards for school lunches and expanded access to free meals and snacks to children in and after school.  In response to the looming reauthorization deadline of September 30th, advocates and researchers are warring about …