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 …

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 …

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 …

Another Death Knell for Sugary Drinks

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A recent wave of reporting has emphasized the negative effects of sugary drink consumption on health and its impact on the declining soda industry. A study has gone even further by demonstrating that consumption of these drinks may lead to around 184,000 adult deaths per year globally. Using surveys, national data, and published evidence, researchers calculated the direct impact of …