Technical Assistance and Training Resources for Prevention Agenda 2013-2017

Technical assistance and training resources for local health departments, hospitals and community-based organizations is being provided by:
Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) Prevention Agenda Technical Support
New York Academy of Medicine's Advancing Prevention Project
University at Albany School of Public Health's Center for Public Health and Continuing Education (CPHCE).

Previous News Items

See all of the previous Prevention Agenda news items.

Community Health Planning Guidance and Data

Local Community Health Planning

Local Health Department Contacts
Directory of local health department community health assessment and health improvement plan liaison contact information.
New York State Department of Health Public Health Contractors
Map and listing of public health contractors that can support local Prevention Agenda activities.
Population Health Improvement Program Contact Sheet and Regional Map (PDF, 400KB)
The New York State Department of Health's Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) will promote the Triple Aim - better care, better population health and lower health care costs - through regional contractors that will convene stakeholders and establish neutral forums for identifying, sharing, disseminating and helping implement best practices and strategies to promote population health and reduce health care disparities in their respective regions. The PHIP will help achieve improvements in population health through stakeholder collaboration, data-driven prioritization, and regional or local strategies for addressing health disparities.
2013 Prevention Agenda Technical Support
The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), in partnership with the New York State Department of Health and five regional organizations, has developed a resource center to support local community health improvement and foster multi-stakeholder coalitions. This collection contains references, information, and tools to be shared among stakeholders to assist in the community health planning and implementation process.
Community Planning Guidance (PDF, 148KB)
This 2013 guidance describes the essential elements of a local health department Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan, as well as the requirements for hospital Community Service Plans. In keeping with the Prevention Agenda 2013-17, the Department is asking local health departments and hospitals to collaborate with each other and community partners on the development of these documents, which are due in November 2013.
Memo from Commissioner Shah (PDF, 27KB)
Dr. Shah has asked local health departments and hospitals to work together with community partners to assess the health challenges in communities, identify local priorities and develop and implement plans to address them. The Department is expecting that each local health department and hospital will, together, with other partners, identify and develop a plan for addressing at least two priorities in the new Prevention Agenda. At least one of these priorities should address a health disparity.
Community Health Planning Webinars
Webinars were sponsored by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) for hospitals and local health departments.
Frequently asked questions about CHA-CHIPs and CSPs
Questions and answers about the Community Health Assessments(CHAs), Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs), reports that have to be submitted by local health departments, and about the Community Service Plans (CSPs), reports that have to be submitted by hospitals.

Community Health Data for Assessment and Planning

The data sources below can be used for community health planning and monitoring interventions:

New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard
The New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard is an interactive visual presentation of the Prevention Agenda tracking indicator data at state and county levels. It serves as a key source for monitoring progress that communities around the state have made with regard to meeting the Prevention Agenda 2017 objectives.
Community Health Indicator Reports

This site links the previous Community Health Data Set (CHDS) and Community Health Assessment Indicators (CHAI). Many new indicators have been added to this site. Nearly 300 health-related indicators are now available. State and county trend data are available for the majority of these indicators.

In addition, nearly 20,000 tables, maps and trend graphs of health-related indicators are available for community health assessment and planning.

The top part of this site allows you to access indicator data for all counties in the state by health topic areas. The bottom part of this site provides access to individual county profiles of these health topic areas with direct links to county historical (trend) data.

Other Data Sources for Community Health Assessment and Planning
This list provides data sources that have been used to measure the progress made in the Prevention Agenda 2008-2012 priority areas. They have also been used to gather data and information on the current health status and health related factors (socio-economic status, environment, behaviors) affecting New York State residents. These data sources will be useful for community health assessment and planning.