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Strategic Alliance for Health - Schenectady County

Schenectady County Public Health seeks proposals for Strategic Alliance for Health Technical Assistance Grants.  NEW 3/2015
Schenectady County Public Health Services is seeking proposals from local organizations to facilitate and support the strategic planning, development, coordination and delivery of systems and environmental changes designed to improve health outcomes through increasing access to healthier foods and beverages in the community. The envisioned goal of this effort is to enhance coordination, collaboration, innovation and planning for community food policies and processes with the ultimate goal of reducing chronic diseases and health disparities.

Schenectady County Public Health Services Strategic Alliance for Health Coalition is looking for an organization to provide technical assistance to the Coalition and its members to coordinate the food system in Schenectady County, with a particular focus on resources available for food insecure residents.

CLICK HERE for RFP Application
CLICK HERE for Budget Narrative Template

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) is proud to be one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Strategic Alliance for Health (SAH) communities. These communities seek to improve community health through sustainable, innovative, and evidence-based community health promotion and chronic disease prevention interventions that promote policy, systems, and environmental changes.

Click here to view the Schenectady County Strategic Alliance for Health Implementation Guide.

This initiative will serve to:

  • Promote physical activity and nutrition;
  • Reduce tobacco use and exposure;
  • Build capacity for communities to be able to institute systems, environmental, organizational and policy changes related to these health risk factors;
  • Foster improved and increased access to quality care;
  • Help eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities; and
  • Reduce complications from and incidence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity

A Schenectady County coalition of community stakeholders has identified the following as the SAH strategies for year 2:

Strategy 1: Increase availability and visibility of affordable healthier food and beverage choices in public and/or private venues

Strategy 2: Restrict availability of less healthy foods and beverages in public and/or private venues

Strategy 3: Increase the amount of physical activity in physical education classes, within the school day outside of physical education class or in extracurricular and community opportunities.

Strategy 4: Increase access to outdoor recreational facilities and/or enhance infrastructure supporting walking, biking and/or other forms of physical activity for community residents of all ages and abilities

For more information please contact Glynnis Hunt at 386-2810 ext. 2 or via email at

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Schaffer Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308

Phone: (518) 386-2810

Flu Shot Clinics

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Strategic Alliance for Health Implementation Guide

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A “how to” handbook for implementing a policy, systems and environmental change strategy for chronic disease prevention.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Schenectady County is a partner in the Schenectady Coalition for a Healthy Community.  The Coalition has developed a consolidated, multi-year, multi-agency, communitywide  plan for action to improve the health of people in Schenectady.

Food Service Establishment Inspection Data

Residents are now able to review results of food service establishment inspections.

CLICK HERE to be taken to the Open New York Food Service Database.