Category: Advocacy

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…

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Big Wins for Health Care in the Inflation Reduction Act

by Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD President, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York  The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law in August 2022, could be the most consequential piece…

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Health Foundation President OBrien-Suric Named to State’s Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Committee

CONTACT: Kerry Jones Waring | Phone: 716-380-7319 | Email: kjwaring@hfwcny.org 28 Statewide Experts will Advise Plan for Healthy, Inclusive Communities for Aging New Yorkers BUFFALO AND SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Nora…

Disrupt Disparities: Addressing the Crisis for Rural New Yorkers 50 plus

From AARP NY: Older Rural New Yorkers Struggle to Age in Place: Housing, Transportation Shortages Present Challenges

ALBANY, N.Y. – Older rural New Yorkers are struggling to age in place due to a dearth of affordable and accessible housing, while many older adults who no longer drive or…

Buffalo Center For Health Equity: Advocating For Community Voice In American Rescue Plan Allocations

At the Health Foundation, we truly enjoy highlighting our grantee partners and the amazing work that they do. Here is a spotlight from our 2021 annual report: Connections. The Buffalo…

Statement in Response to the Inflation Reduction Act

by Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD, President On behalf of the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, I applaud the inclusion of several amendments in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA),…

Health Foundation Awards Nearly $2 Million to Programs and Projects Across Western and Central New York in the Second Quarter of 2022

Funded projects include urgent community needs following May 14 shooting; doula coordination; and infant and child safety in the Southern Tier. In the second quarter of 2022, the Health Foundation…

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…