Building Healthy Communities

Project Title

Full List of Selected Recipients for “Advancing New York State’s Prevention Agenda” Funding

Priority Area

Building Healthy Communities


In Progress

To help foster statewide implementation of prevention activities, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) issued the Prevention Agenda 2013–17 as a blueprint for local community action to address disease prevention and reduce health disparities. All 58 local health departments were required to submit a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to the State outlining their strategies to advance the Prevention Agenda. To help energize the implementation of these CHIPs, the New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) is awarding grants to health departments with the most innovative and feasible projects to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities.

The Advancing New York State’s Prevention Agenda: A Matching Funds Program to Implement Community Health Improvement Plans initiative awards grants of up to $50,000 to local county health departments that submitted the most promising CHIPs, have engaged a diverse group of community partners, and are able to secure matching grants to implement their proposed plans. Final grants will be awarded to health departments that raise matching funds from local investors. The Prevention Agenda offers NYHealth a timely opportunity to build upon its work in diabetes prevention by helping support initiatives that tackle the root causes of diabetes and other chronic conditions, such as obesity and smoking.

With NYHealth funding, county health departments will work to advance prevention activities in their communities by addressing at least one of the five priority areas of the Prevention Agenda; using evidence-based strategies and measures; engaging in partnerships from various sectors; and reaching a significant proportion of people with poor health indicators.

NYHealth has also awarded a grant to the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) to provide technical assistance to county health departments across the state, including the grantees below, to help implement their CHIPs through the creation of learning communities.

Below is a complete list of NYHealth’s selected organizations and their projects: