2015 Center for Active Design: Excellence Awards

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The Center for Active Design has put out a call for entries for its 2015 Excellence Awards. Awards will be presented for entries in the categories of Research and Evaluation and Built Projects. Entries will be assessed based on the success of the project’s innovation in the following Active Design concepts: Active Buildings, Active Transportation, Food Access, and Active Recreation. …

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 …

New York State Department of Health Overweight and Obesity Brief

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The release of the NYS DOH Overweight and Obesity Brief this week has revealed that almost 70% of New Yorkers with a disability are overweight or obese. Individuals involved with the DASH-NY initiative weighed in on the significance of this finding and what steps to take moving forward. They encouraged the adherence to nutrition guidelines in meals served through organized …