Category: Advocacy

Response to President Biden’s 2024 State of the Union Address

On Thursday, March 7, President Joseph R. Biden delivered the annual State of the Union address to the nation. Nora OBrien-Suric, President of the Health Foundation for Western & Central…

Better Maternal and Birth Outcomes: Why the Health Foundation Is Investing in Doulas

Key Takeaways The U.S. ranks no. 1 in the developed world for maternal mortality rates. It also has high infant mortality rates. Factors related to race, culture, and geography can…

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Response to Governor Hochul’s 2024 State of the State Address

On Tuesday, January 9, Governor Kathy Hochul presented her annual State of the State address to fellow New Yorkers. Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD, President of the Health Foundation for Western &…

American Hospitals

MEDIA ADVISORY: Community Invited to Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on the High Costs of Hospital Care

For Immediate Release Contact: Kerry Jones Waring at kjwaring@hfwcny.org WHAT: New York StateWide Senior Action Council and the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York will host a screening…

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ASA Blog: New York is Committed to a Master Plan for Aging

Please note this blog post first appeared on the website for the American Association on Aging. We thank them for the opportunity. In 2022, New York became the latest state…

ACR Health

A Head Start to Keep People Covered: “All hands on deck” collaboration builds on success of Health Foundation project

This story originally appeared in our 2022 annual report.  When COVID-19 arrived in the U.S. in 2020, the federal government declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE) to address the catastrophic…

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Health Foundation Announces New Initiative and $500,000 in Funding to Advance Rural Health

Funding, advocacy, forthcoming report made possible by gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott in 2022 BUFFALO AND SYRACUSE, NY – The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York announced a…

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Don’t Defund Community Health Care; Stop the 340B Carveout

Read this post on our blog here. By Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD President A regulatory change that has been in the works for several years in New York State has gone…

Announcing 2023 Age Friendly Go Local Awardees

Health Foundation Announces 18 Awardees for Age-Friendly: Go Local Projects

Initiatives will help bring equity-driven, age-friendly projects to neighborhoods (Buffalo and Syracuse, NY) The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, in partnership with The New York Academy of…

Written Comment from Health Foundation for Western & Central New York in Response to 1332 Waiver Request

Submitted March 3, 2023. Learn more here The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York is an independent private foundation serving 16 counties in western and central New York…