Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine is dedicated to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy life. Through our original research, policy and program initiatives we provide the evidence base to address the structural and cultural barriers to good health and drive progress toward health equity. This work and our one-of-a-kind public programming are supported by our world class historical medical library and our Fellows program, a unique network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health.
We strive to offer “the right help, at the right time.” APP services are tailored to up-to-the-moment local health department needs. The icons below will take you to more information about the services and resources provided by the Advancing Prevention Project to bolster the work of LHDs in New York State for each of the following Prevention Agenda areas.
APP provided “flexible and attentive” technical assistance that resulted in a new database that is both accurate and “easy to use for the community health workers who are using it”.
“Relevant information. Presenters were very knowledgeable with extensive experience. Information was relayed in organized fashion.”
“Great info was presented and has given me new ideas for our community.”
“The technical expert was able to do the analysis much more quickly than we could, which meant we could keep the ball rolling on making the case for healthy snacks and keep the county executive and vendor engaged."
“This was one of the most useful webinars I have attended in quite some time. It has re-energized my work with our local coalition and hospital on this."
“APP helped me sort out what a LHD can do as a member of a local suicide coalition.”
“For the knowledge piece, it’s been eye-opening information we had never thought of before. I don’t think anyone in our office had ever heard of the term trauma-informed care before I brought it up.”
“We had a skeleton of a logic model that we completed for our project when we entered the learning collaborative, and they have since helped us, giving us tools and resources and education."
“It was really helpful to hear what other counties were doing and having success with and what wasn’t working as well, so that we could take that feedback and decide what would work here and what wouldn’t work here.”
“I particularly enjoyed the check-ins with all of the counties. That gave us fresh ideas, and it was so nice to know that our experiences were not unique to this county. We walked away encouraged that [even though] our numbers were not what we would like,
“The application was very simple and straight-forward, turnaround time was very quick, we heard back very quick that we could be a part of the collaborative, and it hasn’t cost us anything."
“I think we all walked away feeling better about communication amongst our partners, amongst each other.”
“We have received resources, which are very helpful so we don’t have to create our own stuff and also for basic knowledge… They’ve been great in sending materials if I’ve asked for things.”
“The other [strength of the project] is in terms of the resources that are available to us—resources in terms of technical resources, paper resources. The Academy has been very receptive…The more resources we have to implement and educate, the better.”