Description

Take Care New York 2020 (TCNY) is the city’s blueprint for giving everyone the chance to live a healthier life. Unlike previous iterations of Take Care New York, TCNY 2020 considers both traditional health factors such as smoking, and contributing social factors such as incarceration and high school graduation rates. Hester Street (HST) facilitated a community-engaged action planning process and created a practical toolkit for 8 TCNY Planning Partner organizations with the aim of mobilizing community members and partners to advocate and/or implement local interventions that achieve their communities’ top health goals. HST provided technical assistance including a planning manual, interventions reference guide, and resources on funding and partnership opportunities, to the TCNY Planning Partners who represent community-based organizations serving neighborhoods with health disparities in all 5 boroughs to increase their capacity to plan and run community workshops using interactive and accessible engagement tools, understand and interpret local health data, identify and leverage local resources using asset mapping techniques, and produce an actionable plan outlining programs, policies or projects that integrate community needs, partnerships, resources.