Category: Advocacy

Better Health Coverage, Better Outcomes: The Urgent Need to Make ACA Improvements Permanent

By Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD President Across New York State and the country alike, recent efforts to close the health insurance coverage gap have been making coverage more affordable and accessible….

Health Foundation Public Comment on 1115 medicaid waiver

Public Comments on Proposed 1115 Medicaid Waiver Amendment

The New York 1115 Medicaid Waiver is an agreement between the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and New York State that allows the State to administer Medicaid…

Health Foundation Funds Programs Across WNY and CNY in the First Quarter of 2022

Funded projects include health equity advocacy; the establishment of age-friendly health systems; and DEI advancement. In the first quarter of 2022, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York…

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New Report from Health Foundation Highlights Disparities, Systemic Needs for Community Health in WNY’S Southern Tier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2022 Contact: Kerry Jones Waring | kjwaring@hfwcny.org | 716-852-3030 ext. 107 Social Determinants of Health Play Significant Role in Outcomes (BUFFALO, NY) The Health Foundation…

Older Rural NYers Sicker & More Disabled, Have Less Access to Healthcare, Nutritious Food, High-Speed Internet: Report

ALBANY, N.Y. – Older rural New Yorkers are sicker, more disabled, and have less access to healthcare and high-speed internet than those living in urban and suburban areas. And as…

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Congress Has the Chance to Change Lives with the Build Back Better Act

By Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD President I was disheartened and dismayed to see that the actions of some lawmakers are jeopardizing a proposed bill that could dramatically improve the lives and…

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Strengthening Medicare is More Important Than Ever

By Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD President July 30 marks the 56th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing into law the amendment that created Medicare, the federal health insurance program for…

Advocacy Priorities: Submitted to the NYS Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Health and Medicaid

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York submitted the following written testimony to the Feb. 25, 2021 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Health and Medicaid.  The Health Foundation…