Health Homes for Children Make Way for Early Trauma Identification & Intervention

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This October, New York is expected to launch the Health Home program for children enrolled in Medicaid, and experts are hopeful that this new model will transform coordination of care and services that are available to children with complex medical needs through historic innovations in care. Contrary to its name, a Health Home is not a housing service but a …

State Budget Supports Key DASH-NY Policy Push

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By Rebecca Abraham, Policy Associate   Designing a Strong and Healthy New York State’s (DASH-NY) first policy agenda led to big wins in Albany this year. Governor Cuomo’s new budget now includes the largest public transportation package in history—a key priority for DASH-NY and DASH coalition member the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. On April 1st budget provides targeted funding to public …

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 …

Cosmetically Challenged Produce

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The United States throws away 30-40% of its food supply or about 20 pounds of food per person per month. This waste occurs at every step of the food supply chain – from the farmer who throws away misshapen vegetables to the consumer throwing away leftovers. It turns out a large amount of this food waste has to do with consumer’s …

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 …