A Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Reauthorization Recap

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  Along with not finalizing the budget, Congress has yet to reauthorize the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010.  The groundbreaking bipartisan bill improved nutritional standards for school lunches and expanded access to free meals and snacks to children in and after school.  In response to the looming reauthorization deadline of September 30th, advocates and researchers are warring about …

A Guide on Improving Population Health – and We Helped!

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In 2014, DASH-NY was  selected to be a Field Testing Group for the National Quality Forum (NQF) Action Guide. The Action Guide is a great handbook that offers ideas and resources for anyone working to improve health across a population. As you know, DASH-NY is a state-wide coalition, and we’ve gained valuable insight over the years on how to work with …

A Morning of Collective Impact

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Next Tuesday, learn how your institution or organization can connect with other groups to expand your impact on healthy living environments and policies.   First, ChangeLab Solutions lets you know how institutions can come together to reduce sodium levels in the foods they serve, all while lowering costs: A Strategy Worth Its Salt: Group Purchasing to Supply Lower Sodium Foods …

School Breakfast Program Participation Leads to Higher Academic Achievement

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A study conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa found that schools participating in the School Breakfast Program reported higher student scores in math, science and reading. This is in comparison to schools that did not qualify for the School Breakfast Program. Findings also suggested that the longer a school participated in the School Breakfast Program, the better the …

Prevention Agenda Fact Sheets: Implementing Change in Communities Affected by Chronic Disease

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  The Albany School of Public Health, Center for Public Health Continuing Education, in collaboration with the New York State Health Department, The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), and Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH-NY) offered spring trainings on Evidence Based Approaches to Preventing Chronic Disease: Action Plans and Implementation in support of the Prevention Agenda 2013-2017. With the …