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 …

A 750 Mile Plan to Safer Cycling and Better Health

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate Increasing cardiovascular health, building muscle strength, enhancing flexibility, promoting joint mobility, reducing stress and anxiety…this is by no means an exhaustive list but gives you an idea of the health benefits that come with cycling. Cycling is a cheap, fun, and low-impact form of exercise that people of all ages can enjoy to …

A Telephone Survey Reveals Important Findings About Obesity in New York State

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By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate An annual telephone survey administered statewide by the New York State Department of Health showed the following key findings: 25% of adults in the state are obese. An additional 34.5% of the state’s adults are overweight. Obesity rates are the highest among adults who are black (30.9%), Hispanic (29.3%), earn household income below …