New York State Prevention Agenda
The New York State Prevention Agenda is a 5-year effort to make New York the healthiest state. From promoting healthier food options, to maintaining safe streets that prevent falls and injuries, to reducing teen pregnancy, everyone has a role to play in making our communities and families healthier.
The Prevention Agenda 2013-17 is the blueprint for state and local action to improve the health of New Yorkers in five priority areas and to reduce health disparities for racial, ethnic, disability, socioeconomic and other groups who experience them. The five priorities are:
- Prevent chronic diseases
- Promote a healthy and safe environment
- Promote the health of women, infants and children
- Promote mental health and prevent substance abuse
- Prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases and healthcare-associated infections
In addition to identifying New York’s most urgent health concerns, the Prevention Agenda also suggests ways local health departments, hospitals and partners from health, business, education and community organizations can work together to solve them. The New York Health Plan Association is one of more than 140 organizations that collaborated to develop the plan.