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March 8, 2019 News Headlines

DOH Launches 2019-2024 Prevention Agenda at Population Health Summit

Last week, DOH held a full-day Population Health Summit in Albany to officially launch the Prevention Agenda 2019-2024, which focuses on making New York the healthiest state for people of all ages. 

HANYS was a sponsor of the full day summit and of the Prevention Agenda, which promotes community engagement and collaboration and has led to improved community health planning efforts across the state.

The Prevention Agenda is also designed to implement health across all policies which integrates all state agencies into the five priority areas: 

  • Prevent Chronic Diseases;
  • Promote a Healthy and Safe Environment;
  • Promote Healthy Women, Infants and Children;
  • Promote Well-Being and Prevent Mental and Substance Use Disorders; and
  • Prevent Communicable Diseases. 

Some of HANYS’ hospital members, including Northwell Health and NYU Langone Health, presented at the summit. They highlighted the important work they are doing in collaboration with their local county health departments and community-based organizations to improve the health of their communities. They also shared their work on the social determinants of health and addressing health disparities. Contact:  Sue Ellen Wagner

April 8-9: Join us in Washington for HANYS’ events during AHA 2019 Annual Meeting

Join HANYS for a series of events April 8 and 9 in Washington, D.C., to hear from experts on the politics of healthcare and engage with the New York congressional delegation.

Our events will be held at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Washington, starting with a federal media panel on Monday, April 8, at 5 p.m. and ending with a Federal Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 9. 

We are holding our federal advocacy events in conjunction with the American Hospital Association’s Annual Membership Meeting (April 7-10).  Please note that AHA’s meeting requires separate registration.

Online registration for HANYS’ events is now open; please register online by April 1. Contact: Elyse Oveson

Community Benefit Spotlight – Crouse Health in Syracuse supports families struggling with PMADs

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders affect one in five women. PMAD is the No. 1 complication of pregnancy and is associated with deleterious effects on the mother, infant, family and society. Untreated postpartum depression can develop into chronic major depressive disorder or postpartum psychosis. In 2015, Crouse Health created its Family Support Program to assist all families in the community struggling with PMADs.

To learn more about this initiative and its results, read our full story.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Community Benefit Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, addressing regional health disparities and delivering valuable benefits to local communities.