New Yorkers Need to Get Serious about Getting Active: New Report

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FROM THE URBAN HEALTH MATTERS BLOG BY ELLIE DEGARMO New Yorkers are exercising less than they did five years ago and at a rate below that of the average American. That’s what a newly released Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) report tells us. BRFSS, an annual nationwide survey, assessed physical activity among American adults by measuring Leisure-Time Physical Activity …

Paving the Road for Expansive Policies, the Complete Streets List is In

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People everywhere are demanding safer, innovative streets for their towns. One of the ways to go about this is to come up with new transportation policies that will accommodate every citizen, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and ability. The top 15 best policies to enhance localities’ roads for 2016 were named earlier this month. In 2004, the community planning and advocacy organization Smart Growth America launched …

Does a One-Size-Fits-All Approach Work When It Comes to Reducing Sodium Intake?

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FROM THE URBAN HEALTH MATTERS BLOG BY AMANDA LI Cardiovascular disease (CVD) currently ranks as the number one killer in the United States. In fact, one out of every four deaths can be attributed to CVD. In New York City, more than one in three adults lives with cardiovascular disease. Many factors contribute to CVD, but most research suggests that one …

Partners in Health: Community Food Programs and Hospital Partnerships in New York

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Heart disease, diabetes, and obesity are among the serious conditions that can result from a poor diet. Creating healthy food environments is vital to preventing these serious conditions and promoting the well-being of our communities. Hospitals and community-based organizations play a critical part in promoting food environments that support healthy eating. This is why, on May 15, 2017 from 10 …

Place Based Approaches to Health Disparities Learning Collaborative

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate Did you know: That African Americans represent 43% of New York State’s AIDS cases, even though they make up only 14% of New York’s total population? That Asian Americans are three times more likely to have liver cancer than non-Hispanic Whites? That over a third of Hispanics in the country do not have …