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Take Action Now! – Only a Few Days Left to Help Community Agencies Buy Local Food
Urgent legislation will allow municipalities to streamline procurement of local foods, changing the cap from $20,000 to a multiplier based on their population—similar to changes made for school dis...
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    The Need for Online SNAP Payments
    By Amanda Li, Junior Policy Associate The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has come a long way since 1939, when the first food stamp recipients stood in lines that were thousands of...
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    Share Your Thoughts on Sodium Reduction
    Since it is processed and prepared foods, not the salt shaker, that contribute 75 percent of Americans salt intake, the Food and Drug Administration is asking for the help of the food industry and ...
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    Promoting Universal Well-Being in Schools
    By Michele Calvo, Policy Associate It’s a scene that brings joy to parents everywhere—a room full of energetic kindergarteners competing to sit up straight, listen quietly to their teachers and foc...
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    June Jackson Christmas: The Making of an Activist
    From the Urban Health Matters Blog by Sheree Crute ___________________________________________________________________________________ June Jackson Christmas, MD, is a psychiatrist and pioneer of u...

 

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To Prohibit or to Incentivize? Promoting Healthy Eating among SNAP Beneficiaries
By Amanda Li, B.A., Junior Policy Associate The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is supposed to help “low-income people and familie...
June Jackson Christmas: The Making of an Activist
From the Urban Health Matters Blog by Sheree Crute ___________________________________________________________________________________ June Jackson...

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Advancing Prevention Project

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. Prevention Agenda 2013-2018: New York State’s Health Improvement Plan