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Community Health Spotlight – Greater Hudson Valley Health System bolsters students to reduce childhood obesity

More than a third of New York state school children are overweight or obese. In the Greater Hudson Valley Health System catchment area, 64% of school districts have rates of obese and overweight students that are higher than the state average. In an effort to decrease obesity rates and improve health outcomes for students in the community, GHVHS partnered with the American Heart Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Eat Smart New York, Studio Ayo Fitness, local schools and camps to develop their Warrior Kids program.

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 Health Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, addressing regional health disparities and delivering valuable benefits to local communities.

Published April 19, 2019