Public Health Resources 

Advocacy & Policy:

NYSPHA Advocacy Guide


Find action strategies and low- & no-cost policies at

Obesity advocacy information found at

Get up to date information about SSBs (including facts, advocacy tools, and how to take action) at

Find information about healthy fundraising at

Find information about Food Marketing, including research, policy, and advocacy at

A great resource for encouraging social change at

The New York State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO) has launched a new website This site contains information on making healthier choices in the beverages that we consume, with a focus on the adult population, information on increasing the availability of healthy beverages in vending machines in the workplace and provides information on projects of four local health departments that were funded by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention, through NYSACHO.  We hope that the section on “Lessons Learned” helps your efforts to make changes in your own workplace beverage vending machines.


Resources on Tobacco Use and Dependence

U.S. Surgeon General Reports

 New York State Department of Health - Tobacco Control Program

 Consumer information and Resources by the NYS Tobacco Free Community Partners

Tobacco Cessation Resources from the Center for Health Programs and Promotion

Tools, Trainings, and Public Health Contacts

2016 NYSPHA Public Health & Wellness Observance Calendar

Free Mesothelioma Guide

Mesothelioma information on clinical trials, community groups, and other resources for patients 

Information on Asbestos and Mesothelioma for patients and public health professionals 

Free online public health trainings at

Free resources including lesson plants, blogs, grant finder, and more 

Free resources from the Mental Health Association in New York State:

Find morbidity and mortality statistics for your area at

Local health department contact information at

Find APHA state affiliates at


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