PHIP DASH-NYC Workgroup

As part of the New York City Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP), the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and The New York Academy of Medicine (the Academy) have launched the Designing a Strong and Healthy New York City (DASH-NYC) Workgroup to investigate and spread proven community-based approaches to chronic disease prevention.

Mission


The mission of the Designing a Strong and Healthy New York City (DASH-NYC) Workgroup is to improve health and promote health equity for all New Yorkers by:

  • Engaging partners from multiple sectors to identify and disseminate best practices in community-wide interventions for chronic disease prevention.
  • Developing and spreading sustainable, cross-cutting strategies for reducing the burden of obesity and chronic disease in our most disparate communities.
  • Incorporating a ‘health in all policies’ approach into chronic disease prevention activities throughout NYC.

Responsibilities


This Workgroup, comprised of experts in multiple sectors such as urban planning, economic development, environment, transportation and community services, will meet approximately four times per year to:

  • Identify best practices in community-wide interventions for chronic disease prevention and report recommendations to the PHIP Steering Committee.
  • Share findings with the public via a guide for interventions for chronic disease prevention at the community level (See Guide Here (PDF, 7.1 MB)).

Publications


Interventions for Healthy Eating and Active Urban Living: A Guide for Community Health  (PDF, 7.1 MB)

This guide describes concrete approaches to promoting healthy eating and active living in NYC neighborhoods. It provides real-world examples for community organizations and hospitals looking to start or scale up programs focused on health promotion and disease prevention.

 

How they did it: Practical advice for creating and sustaining healthy living programs across sectors

Three community-based organizations in NYC share the ‘nuts and bolts’ of how they began and sustained programs to increase healthy eating and active living in their communities. The session highlights successful, multisector programs and partnerships focused on chronic disease prevention in multiple NYC neighborhoods, and provides practical, real-world advice for others looking to do similar work in their communities. Presenters include Colleen Flynn, Director of Programs, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Charmaine Ruddock, Project Director, Bronx Health REACH, and Lori Rose Benson, Vice President, Healthy Lifestyles, YMCA of Greater New York.

 

Community Perspectives on Advanced Primary Care – PHIP Focus Group Report (PDF, 251 kb)

This report, authored by researchers at The New York Academy of Medicine, presents community perspectives on primary care, particularly in those NYC communities identified by DOHMH as having significant need. The findings described in this report are intended to provide the PHIP Steering Committee and its Advanced Primary Care (APC) Workgroup with patient perspectives to inform ongoing development and implementation of the APC model.

 

DASH-NYC Featured Program: Communities for Healthy Food (PDF, 108 kb)

This report highlights Communities for Healthy Food, a program of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation New York City, which aims to leverage and build upon community organizations’ existing resources to increase access to healthy, affordable foods in four low income NYC neighborhoods. The report is part of a series related to Interventions for Healthy Eating and Active Urban Living: A Guide for Community Health (PDF, 7.1 MB), developed by the Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH-NYC) workgroup to provide detail on the background, impact and sustainability of successful, multisector partnerships, along with advice to others looking to implement similar interventions in NYC and beyond.

 

DASH-NYC Featured Program: Faith-Based Outreach Initiative (PDF, 111 kb)

This report highlights Bronx Health REACH’s Faith-Based Outreach Initiative, a program that brings together leaders in the faith community and public health practitioners in an effort to promote health equity and improve nutrition, fitness and health outcomes in the South Bronx. The report is part of a series related to Interventions for Healthy Eating and Active Urban Living: A Guide for Community Health (PDF, 7.1 MB), developed by the Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH-NYC) workgroup to provide detail on the background, impact and sustainability of successful, multisector partnerships, along with advice to others looking to implement similar interventions in NYC and beyond.

 

DASH-NYC Featured Program: Arbor House (PDF, 79 kb)

This report features Arbor House, an eco-friendly and health oriented residential building for low-income families located in the South Bronx. Developed and constructed by Blue Sea Development Company, LLC, with technical assistance provided by an interdisciplinary group of 10 city agencies (which eventually became the Center for Active Design), the residence incorporates a variety of design strategies that increase opportunities for healthy living and maintain clean air quality. The report is part of a series related to Interventions for Healthy Eating and Active Urban Living: A Guide for Community Health (PDF, 7.1 MB), developed by the Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH-NYC) workgroup to provide detail on the background, impact and sustainability of successful, multisector partnerships, along with advice to others looking to implement similar interventions in NYC and beyond.

Roster


The DASH-NYC Workgroup is composed of representatives from the following organizations:

 

  • The New York Academy of Medicine (Co-Chair)
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Co-Chair)
  • 1199 SEIU
  • Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
  • Center for Active Design
  • Center for the Independence for the Disabled, NY
  • Children’s Aid Society
  • City Health Works
  • Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
  • Community Service Society of New York
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Make the Road New York
  • New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
  • New York University College of Global Public Health
  • Transportation Alternatives
  • United Way of New York City
  • Urban Health Plan
  • WHEDco
  • YMCA of Greater New York

Schedule


The DASH-NYC Workgroup meeting schedule for 2017 will be announced soon.

 

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