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 …

Back to School with Suicide Postvention: Support Wellness, Fight Stigma for National Suicide Prevention Week

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You might be thinking to yourself “why is DASH writing about suicide prevention? What does that have to do with chronic diseases?” We tend to think of health in terms of only the physical body, but increasingly, scholars and policy makers are beginning to see what advocates have long understood: that physical and mental, emotional and behavioral (MEB) health cannot …

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 …

Building A Healthy Corner Store Network

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Are you working on improving healthy food access in corner stores? Do you need more information on strategies and tactics for creating healthy corner stores? The Healthy Food Access Portal has just the webinar for you.     Thursday, August 27 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT /1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET Building a Healthy Corner Store Network Register Now   …

CDC Releases New Built Environment Assessment Tool

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a Built Environment Assessment Tool (BE Tool) and manual. The tool is geared towards community program staff and evaluators who need help knowing where to begin when evaluating the built environment. Based on determinations of relevance by subject matter experts, the tool assesses core features of the built environment, such …