Category: Grantee Spotlight

Catalyst for Change: Buffalo Center for Health Equity

“Human beings have the amazing capacity to do big things, when it’s a priority.” Rev. George Nicholas, affectionately known in the community as Pastor George, is Chief Executive Officer of…

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…

National Family Caregivers Month: Caring for Caregivers

November is National Family Caregivers Month—a chance to recognize and honor the Americans who take care of others. At the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, one of…

WNYICC Receives National Recognition for Social and Health Care Collaborations

By President Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD Congratulations to our grantee partner, the Western New York Integrated Care Collaborative, for receiving The John A. Hartford Foundation Business Innovation Award from the Aging…

Thriving Not Just Surviving

From Surviving to Thriving—Together: Trauma-informed program in Onondaga County helps parents and kids grow

This story originally appeared in our 2022 annual report. Since 2015, the Early Childhood Alliance of Onondaga County has been working toward a vision of all children in Onondaga County…

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…

Exhale at Cradle Beach

An Oasis on Lake Erie for Family Caregivers: Exhale spurs innovation for respite programs

This story originally appeared in our 2022 annual report. Located south of Buffalo on the shores of Lake Erie, Cradle Beach is known as the long-time home of an enriching…

RISE care managers

“Whatever they need, they can call us” – RISE breaks down barriers to bring trusted care management to New Americans

This story originally appeared in our 2022 annual report. Most of the people served by RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Self-Empowerment), a nonprofit organization founded in Syracuse and now serving Buffalo,…

CHCB patient with Dr. Ahmad

At Community Health Center of Buffalo, ‘What Matters’ Comes First

Originally published in our 2022 Annual Report. See the whole person. That’s the philosophy of the Age-Friendly Geriatric Services Program at Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB), a Federally Qualified…

Leola Rodgers Stories of Impact

Impact Snapshot: Strengthening Community-Driven Health Care

As we celebrate the Health Foundation’s 20th year on the path toward health equity, we are sharing the stories of our grantees, fellows, trustees, and other partners and the impact…