DASH-NY is Designing a Strong and Healthy New York, a chronic disease prevention coalition and policy center. Active from April 2010 through 2016, DASH-NY was staffed by The New York Academy of Medicine, located in East Harlem in New York City. The work of DASH-NY engaged multiple sectors in creating policy, systems and environmental changes to prevent chronic disease and promote well-being for all New Yorkers. While there is currently no active policy agenda, the DASH-NY website exists as an archive of resources for members of the greater community to learn about policy initiatives that address chronic diseases in New York State.

The DASH-NY Coalition was launched through support from the New York State Department of Health to convene a multi-sector group of members who are committed to ending the epidemic of obesity in New York State through policy-level change.

Our Vision for a Strong and Healthy New York:

  • Our communities encourage daily physical activity through active design and active communities
  • New York State’s food system brings healthy food to all our neighborhoods
  • Our health care system prevents illness, and services are conveniently available in our communities
  • Public and private investments prioritize health improvement

While there is currently no active policy agenda, the DASH-NY website exists as an archive of resources for members of the greater community to learn about policy initiatives that address chronic diseases in New York State.

If you are a public health professional seeking technical assistance or further resources for implementing the Prevention Agenda 2013-2018: New York State’s Health Improvement Plan, the Advancing Prevention Project (APP) works to build the capacity of local health departments (LHDs) and hospitals to implement actionable New York State Prevention Agenda plans.


While there is currently no active policy agenda, the DASH-NY website exists as an archive of resources for members of the greater community to learn about policy initiatives that address chronic diseases in New York State.