With input from a range of stakeholders working across sectors, DASH-NYC developed a series of fact sheets meant to advance conversations, policies, and programs focused on the social determinants of health and health equity.

  • Housing Matters
    This fact sheet describes the myriad of ways that housing and health are connected in NYC, with a focus on housing stability, affordability and quality.
  • Transportation Matters
    This fact sheet provides an overview of the link between transportation and health, highlighting the impact that access to safe options for public and active transportation has on health and health equity in NYC.
  • Policy Matters for Health: Food Insecurity, Health and the US Farm Bill in NYC
    Developed to inform related policy and advocacy efforts, this fact sheet examines the effects of food security on health, with a focus on the impact of federal policy (specifically, the US Farm Bill) on food insecurity in NYC.
  • Policy Matters for Health: SNAP and WIC
    This fact sheet provides an overview of the many ways that government programs to reduce hunger and food insecurity contribute to the health of individuals and families, as well as the stability of the local economy
  • Policy Matters for Health: Affordable Health Insurance
    This fact sheet provides an overview of government programs that make health insurance more affordable and highlights the many health, social and economic benefits that result from improving access to such programs.


Interventions for Healthy Eating and Active Urban Living: A Guide for Community Health

  • This guide describes concrete approaches to promoting healthy eating and active living in NYC neighborhoods. It provides real-world examples for community organizations and hospitals looking to start or scale up programs focused on health promotion and disease prevention.


How they did it: Practical advice for creating and sustaining healthy living programs across sectors

  • Three community-based organizations in NYC share the ‘nuts and bolts’ of how they began and sustained programs to increase healthy eating and active living in their communities. The session highlights successful, multisector programs and partnerships focused on chronic disease prevention in multiple NYC neighborhoods, and provides practical, real-world advice for others looking to do similar work in their communities. Presenters include Colleen Flynn, Director of Programs, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Charmaine Ruddock, Project Director, Bronx Health REACH, and Lori Rose Benson, Vice President, Healthy Lifestyles, YMCA of Greater New York.


These reports are part of a series related to Interventions for Healthy Eating and Active Urban Living: A Guide for Community Health, developed by DASH-NYC to provide detail on the background, impact and sustainability of successful, multisector partnerships, along with advice to others looking to implement similar interventions in NYC and beyond.

  • DASH-NYC Featured Program: Communities for Healthy Food
    This report highlights Communities for Healthy Food, a program of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation New York City, which aims to leverage and build upon community organizations’ existing resources to increase access to healthy, affordable foods in four low income NYC neighborhoods.
  • DASH-NYC Featured Program: Faith-Based Outreach Initiative
    This report highlights Bronx Health REACH’s Faith-Based Outreach Initiative, a program that brings together leaders in the faith community and public health practitioners in an effort to promote health equity and improve nutrition, fitness and health outcomes in the South Bronx.
  • DASH-NYC Featured Program: Arbor House
    This report features Arbor House, an eco-friendly and health-oriented residential building for low-income families located in the South Bronx. Developed and constructed by Blue Sea Development Company, LLC, with technical assistance provided by an interdisciplinary group of 10 city agencies (which eventually became the Center for Active Design), the residence incorporates a variety of design strategies that increase opportunities for healthy living and maintain clean air quality.