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.

Latest findings and news from Promoting Prevention
Addressing Obesity through the Built Environment: An Event Recap
By Ellie DeGarmo, B.A., Junior Policy Associate and Diane Kolack, B.A., Policy Associate We tuned into a daylong Roundtable on Obesity Solutions Workshop In an effort to address obesity by exploring potential mechanisms for changing the built environment, the National Academies of Sciences, Engin...
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