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 Five Priority Areas:
- Prevent Chronic Disease – Focus on heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, and diabetes and the shared risk factors of diet, exercise, tobacco, alcohol and associated obesity.
- Promote a Health and Safe Environment – Focus on environment quality (air, water, etc.) and the physical environment where people live, work, play and learn.
- Promote Healthy Women, Infants and Children – Focus on improving the health of women and mothers, birth outcomes, and child health, including oral health.
- Promote Mental Health and Prevent Substance Abuse – Focus on primary and secondary prevention and strategies for increasing screening to diagnose and connect people to needed services.
- Prevent HIV, STDs and Vaccine Preventable Diseases – Focus on preventing HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and vaccine preventable diseases via immunizations.
More in depth information on each of the five priority areas to follow.