Advancing Prevention Project (APP)

The NYS Prevention Agenda 2013-2018 is New York State’s innovative blueprint for mobilizing public and private sector resources toward improving population health and reducing health disparities.

The Advancing Prevention Project (APP), a project of the New York Academy of Medicine supports local-level implementation of the Prevention Agenda with backing from New York State Health Foundation.

The project is building the capacity of local health departments (LHDs) and hospitals to implement actionable Prevention Agenda plans.

APP offers LHDs and their partners:
•    Collaborative learning with subject matter experts on strategic interventions, evaluation, multi-sector partnerships, resource sharing and solutions to common challenges
•    Targeted Technical Assistance through phone consultations and site visits to address project-specific challenges
•    A curated calendar of relevant trainings and events to support effective plan implementation
•    Periodic assessment of progress and resources to improve plans

logo-nyshThe Advancing Prevention Project (APP) is possible through generous funding from the New York State Health Foundation.


Advancing Prevention Project Staff Members

Kimberley Libman, PhD
Deputy Director, Prevention

Chideraa Ukeje, BA
Policy Associate

Michele Calvo, MPH
Policy Associate

Monica Escobar, BS
Community Engagement Manager

Amanda Li, BA
Junior Policy Associate



The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)

The New York Academy of Medicine advances the health of people in cities. An independent organization since 1847, NYAM addresses the health challenges facing the world’s urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to policy leadership, innovative research, evaluation, education, and community engagement. Drawing on the expertise of our professional staff, diverse partners worldwide and more than 2,000 elected Fellows from across the professions, our current priorities are to create environments in cities that support healthy aging; to strengthen systems that prevent disease and promote the public’s health; to eliminate health disparities; and to preserve and promote the heritage of medicine and public health. Visit NYAM