DASH-NY Coalition Conference Healthy Community Development: Economic and Infrastucture Strategies

Designing a Strong and Healthy New York
New York State’s Obesity Prevention Coalition and Policy Center
DASH-NY Coalition Conference
Healthy Community Development:
Economic and Infrastucture Strategies
to Reduce Obesity Disparities
March 24, 2014
Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY
Twitter: @DASH_NY #DASHNY2014
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DASHNewYork
Special Thanks to Our Steering Committee Members
On behalf of DASH-NY and The New York Academy of Medicine, we are
delighted to welcome you to the DASH-NY Coalition Conference, Healthy
Community Development: Economic and Infrastructure Strategies to Reduce
Obesity Disparities. This year’s conference will feature speakers, panelists, and
poster presenters who will connect health disparities with economic and infrastructure development and policy change strategies.
This conference is also intended to be a networking opportunity. Stop
by our poster and networking session where you can learn about impressive
initiatives from around New York State, network with your colleagues, and
speak with one of our partner organizations that will be tabling.
We would like to thank our amazing and committed Steering Committee members and Conference Co-sponsors who have been instrumental in
bringing this conference together for you.
Sincerely, The DASH-NY Team
American Farmland Trust
American Heart Association
Action for Healthy Kids
Empire State Future
Golisano Children’s Hospital
at the University of Rochester
Medical Center
Independent Living Center
of the Hudson Valley, Inc.
NAACP New York State Conference
New York State
Department of Health
and Co-Sponsors
Jo Ivey Boufford
Monica Chierici
Project Director
Martine Edmund
Administrative Assistant
Ruth Finkelstein
Senior Vice President for
Policy and Planning
Maysoun Freij
Senior Evaluator
Ana Garcia
Division of Health Policy
Shara Siegel
Policy Associate
Rachel Manes
Policy Associate
Shauneequa Owusu
Manager, Age-friendly Commerce
Dana Martens
Project Coordinator, Age-friendly Commerce
North Country Healthy
Heart Network
Parks & Trails New York
The Alliance of the New
York State YMCA’s, Inc.
The Children’s Agenda
The New York State
Council on Food Policy
U.S Department of Housing
and Urban Development
Conference Agenda
Conference Agenda
8:30-9:30 Registration and Breakfast
9:30-9:40 Welcome
9:40-10:10 Keynote Speaker
Mildred Thompson, Senior Director and Director of the
Center for Health Equity and Place at PolicyLink
10:10-10:55 Panel: Healthy Food Businesses as a Driver for Health
Moderator: Ellie Wilson, Price Chopper Supermarkets
& DASH-NY Steering Committee Co-Chair
Growing Food Connections Jeanne Leccese, Food Systems Planning and Healthy
Communities Lab at the University of Buffalo
Food Access and Economic Development
Mitch Gruber, Foodlink, Inc.
Healthy Shopper Rewards
Rebecca Bostwick, Lerner Center for Public
Health Promotion at Syracuse University
10:55-11:15 Investing In Food Retail for Health
Sajan Philip, NY Healthy Food, Healthy Communities
Fund at the Low Income Investment Fund
11:15-12:00 Networking and Poster Session
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:15 Healthy Food System, Healthy People, Healthy Economies
Moderator: Monica Chierici, The New York Academy of Medicine
David Haight, American Farmland Trust
Tanya Fields, The BLK ProjeK
1:15-2:00 Panel: Community Infrastructure Planning
Moderator: Barbara Devore, Independent
Living Center of the Hudson Valley, Inc.
Healthy Trails, Healthy People
Fran Gotcsik, Parks & Trails New York
Community Benefit and Obesity Programming
Stephanie David, Strategies to Overcome and
Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance
Healthy Waterways
Katrina Kormacher, Environmental Health Sciences
Center at the University of Rochester
2:00-2:30 Opportunities for Federal Investments in
Healthy Community Development
Jennifer Cribbs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Sabina Pendse, Environmental Protection Agency Region 2
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:30 Reducing Health and Economic Disparities through
Comprehensive Community Development
Moderator: Shauneequa Owusu, The New York Academy of Medicine
Shaquana Divers, Health Engagement and Action
for Rochester’s Transformation (H.E.A.R.T)
Tracey Capers, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
3:30-4:15 Panel: Building a Healthy Workforce
Moderator: Francesca Mesiah, Kaleida Health
Community Health Workers and Chronic Disease Prevention
Donya Williams, City Health Works
The Impact of Social Wellness at Paychex
Bob Merberg, Paychex, Inc.
Eat Well, Live Well Initiatives
Trish Kazacos, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
4:15-4:30 Closing
Conference Speakers and Panelists
Rebecca Bostwick
Program Director, The Lerner Center
for Public Health Promotion, at the
Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Tracey Capers
Fran Gotcsik
Director of Programs, Healthy
Trails, Healthy People
Parks & Trails NY
Executive Vice President of
Programs and Organizational
Development, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Mitch Gruber
Jennifer Cribbs
New York State Director,
American Farmland Trust
New York / New Jersey Regional
Sustainability Coordinator, U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Stephanie David
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Health Policy at the George
Washington University School of
Public Health and Health Services
Barbara Devore
Director of Development, Independent
Living Center of Hudson Valley, Inc.
Shaquana Divers
Program Manager, Monroe County
Community Transformation Grant,
Health Engagement and Action for
Rochester’s Transformation (HEART)
Tanya Fields
Executive Director, The BLK ProjeK
Food Access Programs
Manager, Food link
David Haight
Conference Speakers and Panelists
Sabina Pendse
Sustainable Communities Coordinator,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s
Regional Office in New York City
Sajan Philip
Loan Officer and Program Manager,
New York Healthy Food and Healthy
Communities Fund (HFHC Fund) at
the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF)
Trish Kazacos
Registered Dietitian, Wegmans
Food Markets, Inc.
Katrina Kormacher
Associate Professor and Director of
Community Outreach in University of
Rochester Medical Center’s Environmental Health Sciences Center
Jeanne Leccese
Growing Food Connections
Program Coordinator, University
at Buffalo, School of Architecture
and Planning, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab
Bob Merberg
Wellness Program Manager,
Paychex Inc.
Mildred Thompson
Senior Director and Executive Director, PolicyLink Center
for Health Equity and Place
Donya Williams
Director of Operation,
City Health Works
Ellie Wilson
Senior Nutritionist, Price
Chopper Supermarkets
Co-Chair DASH-NY
Steering Committee
Poster Presenters
Creating Healthy Place: Main St. Niagara Falls
Natalie Cook , Cornell Cooperative
Extension of Niagara County
Complete Streets Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties
Kate O’Stricker/Lindsay Ball, Cornell Cooperative
Extension Allegany and Cattaraugus
Move it Monday and the Monday
Mile- Jump Start Your Week!
Leah Moser, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
Rochester’s Got HEART
Shaquana Divers, Center for Community Health, URMC
Neighorhood Health Status Improvement:
Evaluation Framework
Barbara J. Zappia, Greater Rochester Health Foundation
Eileen Flanagan & Ann G.T. Young,
Community Development Consulting
Healthy Bodega Initiative
Stacey Jackson, American Dairy
Association & Dairy Council, Inc.
The Wellness Impact: Breakfast in the Classroom
Kim McLaughlin, New York State Action for Healthy Kids
Eleven Years of Evidence with 1907 Community
Participants: Program Evaluation of a Lifestyle
Intervention to improve Physical Activity
and Dietary Practices in “Real-World”
Community Settings from 2001 to 2012
Lisa Lowenstein, The Center for Community
Health of the University of Rochester
Healthiways-Community & Neighborhood
Planning Focused on Health
Stephen Ferranti, SRF & Associates
Walk It Out! Walking Trails in Harlem, NY
Amparo Abel-Bey, Walk it Out, at
Harlem Hospital Center
Communities for Healthy Food NYC
Colleen Flynn, Local Initiative Support
Cooperation New York City, (LISC NYC)
Rochester Walks! We’re on the Move
Candice Lucas, University of Rochester
Medical Center, (URMC)
Barrington/Starkey/Dundee Health
Improvement Project
Lauren Snyder, S2AY Rural Health Network
Connect with DASH-NY
Connect with DASH-NY and our partners through online resources and
workgroup opportunities. Below you will find a list of DASH-NY resources
and how they can help you learn more about or implement evidenced-based
and sustainable obesity prevention strategies!
Our website provides a wealth of resources, including policy briefs, policy
implementation guides, and training materials. Most recently we published
Time to Play: Mandatory Daily Active Recess Policy Implementation Guide
and fact sheets in support of the NYS Prevention Agenda (2013-2017) on
Breastfeeding, Complete Streets Policy Implementation, Nutrition Standards
for Healthy Food Procurement, and Promotion of Evidence-based Interventions for Chronic Disease Self Management. Peruse our website, download a
webinar training, learn more about our Coalition Steering Committee, and join
one of our workgroups (Healthy Schools & Child Care, Economic & Community Development, Clinical & Community Linkages, Food Policy, and Active
DASH-NY created a policy database to help researchers, advocates, and
decisionmakers learn more about evidence-based obesity prevention strategies. On our policy database you will find examples of policies from around the
country with supporting evidence-based literature, implementation examples,
and resources.
Our blog covers a diverse range of obesity prevention related topics. Find out
more about events from DASH-NY and partners. We also feature interesting
news on obesity prevention from around the country. Subscribe to our blog
and make sure to leave comments!
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