New York State Prevention Agenda 2013-2017

The New York State Prevention Agenda serves as the blueprint for state and local community action to improve the health of New Yorkers and address health disparities.  We will highlight some of the major parts of the Prevention Agenda.

The New York State Prevention Agenda was developed and approved by the New York State Public Health Planning Council (PHHPC) via:

*Assessment of progress on the Prevention Agenda 2008-2012

*Examination of current health status of New York’s population – health assessment 2012

*Provide feedback from stakeholders on proposed priorities

A set of public health improvement priorities and goals designed to serve as a guide for stakeholders to improve the health of NYS residents over the next 5 years, including:

*Community

*Business

*Health Care providers & hospitals

*Government & others

Five Overarching Goals:

*Improve the health status in five priority areas and reduce racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and other health disparities, including those among persons with disabilities;

*Advance a “health in all policies” approach to address broad social determinants of health;

*Create and strengthen public-private and multi-stakeholder partnerships to achieve public health improvement at state and local levels

*Increase investment in prevention and public health to improve health, control health care costs and increase economic productivity; and

*Strengthen governmental and non-governmental public health agencies and resources at state and local levels.