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The NYS Prevention Agenda comes to Albany, Syracuse, and Rochester – Winter 2014



A training opportunity to help with implementing NYS’s Prevention Agenda in three locations – Albany, Syracuse and Rochester.  

The New York State Prevention Agenda 2013-2017 is the blueprint for state and local action to improve the health of New Yorkers. To assist local partners in implementing the Preventing Chronic Diseases Action Plan of the Prevention Agenda 2013-2017, trainings are being offered to local public health stakeholders, hospitals, and community partners who are working together to develop and implement their Community Health Improvement Plans and Community Service Plans, and related initiatives.

National and local leaders in these topic areas will serve as faculty. For example:

Mark Fenton, a national public health, planning, transportation consultant, and adjunct associate professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, will work with teams to achieve realistic results around Complete Street Policies.

  • Dr.  Cynthia Howard, Pediatric Director of the Mother-Baby unit at Rochester General Hospital and lead of the team that helped Rochester General Hospital become a Baby Friendly designated hospital will work with participants to develop actionable steps to move hospitals, pediatric and OBGYN practices to become breastfeeding friendly.
  • Katherine Bishop, Nutrition Policy Associate, Center for Science in the Public Interest, has worked with numerous states and localities to assist them in implementing healthy food standards including assisting NYC in adopting the nation’s first ordinances to ban trans fat from restaurants and list calorie information on menus and menu boards.  Ms. Bishop will work with teams to assist them in implementing healthy food standards in their communities.
  • Lisa Ferretti, Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness and the NYS Evidence-Based Health Programs Quality and Technical Assistance Center at the University at Albany School of Social Welfare works to advance the role of self-management education as a model to engage and activate people in their health decisions, self-care, and to realize the connections among health care and community agencies in managing chronic conditions.  Ms. Ferretti will work with teams to develop a sustainable workforce and infrastructure to deliver evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs in their communities.

A detailed agenda, listing confirmed speakers for each session, can be found here: http://www.nyspreventschronicdisease.com/

It is strongly encouraged that representatives from local coalition/partnerships who worked on Plans submitted to the State Health Department attend the trainings together.  This will allow teams to advance a series of activities which will result in an actionable plan to implement in your communities.






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