For a Healthier New York State
Improving New York’s health and well-being. The Y aims to improve the nation’s health and well-being by providing programs and activities that promote wellness, reduce
Community Integrated Health
Community integrated health is
- Increases access to care
- Lowers costs
- Prevents and addresses chronic disease
- Reduces the effects of some social determinants of health
Community integrated health work is already happening at Ys across the state of New York as they work to improve the health and well-being of all through our suite of chronic disease prevention programs.
- YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program
- LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
- Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring
- And more programs that target chronic diseases
Healthier Communities Initiatives
Our Healthier Communities Initiatives (HCI) are built on the concept that local communities can work together to provide healthy choices and support the pursuit of healthy lifestyles. Ys across the country work in collaboration with community leaders to change policies and physical surroundings to bring healthy living within reach of all people.
Since this work began in 2004, local leaders reported having influenced more than 39,000 changes which have impacted up to 73 million lives. This infographic shows the impact that Healthier Communities Initiatives work has had on communities nationwide (see the impact of Y projects funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in this infographic.
See Healthier Communities Work In Action
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