PREVENTING CHRONIC DISEASE

Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in New York State. The New York State Department of Health reports that six out of ten deaths are due to chronic diseases and 41% of New York adults ages 35-64 have at least one chronic disease. Additionally, more than seventy-five percent of health care spending pays to treat patients with chronic diseases. Most chronic disease is preventable and manageable through community interventions and programs.

APP helps to identify community priorities and apply effective, targeted public health strategies to prevent chronic disease through webinars, group and individual TA and curated events and resources.

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New Report: Local Food on the Public Plate Can Boost Health, Create Jobs
  By Kimberly Libman and Glenda Neff When you hear “local food,” what do you imagine? Do you think of apple picking every fall at your favorite orchard, rows of sweet corn along a country road, or your favorite stall at the farmers market? Chances are all of these options come to mind, but you se...
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