About

slide_poolpThe Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH-NY) Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition and Policy Center was launched in April 2010. DASH-NY is staffed by The New York Academy of Medicine, located in East Harlem in New York City. The work of DASH-NY focuses on policy, systems and environmental changes that will lead to equitable community environments where healthy eating, active living, well-being, and access to preventive healthcare services are a reality for all New Yorkers.

DASH-NY brings together partners from multiple sectors, including transportation, agriculture, economic development, planning, education, academia, healthcare, and more, to develop sustainable, cross-cutting strategies to prevent chronic disease and promote well-being across New York State.

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

DASH-NY Staff Members

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Jo Ivey Boufford, MD
NYAM President
 
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Angel Mendoza, MD
Health Policy Director
 
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Kimberley Libman, PhD
Deputy Director, Prevention
 

 
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Rebecca Abraham, MPH
Policy Associate
 
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Chideraa Ukeje, BA
Policy Associate  
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Elisa Fisher, MPH, MSW
Senior Policy Associate
 

 

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Kerry Griffin, MPA
Deputy Director, Population Health and Reform
 
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Joanne De Simone Eichel, MA
Director of The New York Academy of Medicine Office of School Health Programs
 
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Shuaneequa Owusu, MS
Director for Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement