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BeActive New York State
65 Niagara Square,
Room 607
Buffalo, NY 14202

716.851.4052 voice
716.851.4309 fax

beactive@beactivenys.org

 

 

 
1. What is Be Active New York State?

BE ACTIVE NYS(formerally the New York State Physical Activity Coalition) is a statewide health promotion initiative whose misson is to INCREASE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY in the State of New York. the initiative is manged by the non profit Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.

 
2. Who joins Be Active NYS?

Anyone interested in physical acitivity and health promotion. All forms of business,government,non profits and citizens are needed to truly impact physical activity levels in New York State. We welcome you to sign up to work with BANYS.

 
3. Is there a fee to join BANYS?

Donations(made to Be Active NYS) are asked but not required to particpate.Sponsorships are sought and encouraged. interested organizations should contact Mr PHIL Haberstro 2 716 851-4052

 
4. What do BANYS members do?

Members are asked to join an Action Teams working on a specific BANYS initiatives. They are: Communications/Public Relations Team, Resource Development/Planning Team, America on The Move/Move For Life Team, Be Active Environment team and Advocacy/policy Action Team.

 
5. How do these groups meet?

Since members are working together across the state, we communicate through conference calls and e-mail. We have meetings approimately every month, usually by phone and occassionaly in Albany. We understand that members will not always be able to travel to Albany for BANYS meetings.

 
6. How much time is required?

We generally have one conference call a month with each Action Team. The calls last approximately one hour long. We discuss what needs to be done before the next conference call. A facilitaor from the BANYS office help in leading/managing the projects.

 
7. What if I don't want to join at the Member Level? Is there another way to be involved?

Yes, you can join us as an advocate. Advocates receive regular email updates and support our efforts through letter writing on important issues.

 
8. How is BANYS funded?

Through individual and private sector donations, sponsorships, and non-profit and public sector grants; program revenues trainings and consultant services to communities.

 
 
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