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Imagine Nonviolence: Expand the Reach

Request for Proposals The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York is now accepting proposals for Imagine Nonviolence: Expand the Reach. The initiative is designed to support innovative and…

Honoring Older Americans Month and the Enduring Legacy of the Older Americans Act

Home-delivered meals, in-home care, and senior centers are just three of the many community-based services designed to help us live comfortably as we age. As we reach the conclusion of…

Announcing New Rural Health Grantees

Health Foundation Awards $200,000 to Organizations Dedicated to Rural Health Equity

Funds made possible by 2022 grant from billionaire MacKenzie Scott (BUFFALO AND SYRACUSE, NY) The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York has announced surprise, unrestricted grants to three…

Another Voice (The Buffalo News): What’s at stake if we repeal the Affordable Care Act

This column was originally published in The Buffalo News on May 5, 2024. View it on The Buffalo News website here. Is health care a right or a privilege? At…

Master Plan for Aging Town Halls

Upcoming Town Halls in Buffalo, Hamburg Seek Public Input on Issues Facing Older Adults

(Buffalo, NY) As the U.S. marks Older Americans Month in May, the NYS Master Plan for Aging Coalition, an independent advocacy group made up of members from across New York…

Health Foundation Awards Over $900,000 in Funding for the First Quarter of 2024

In the first quarter of 2024, the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York invested in the following partnerships and programs to advance racial and socioeconomic health equity in…

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…

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Imagine Nonviolence: Close the Gap Request for Applications

The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York is proud to announce Imagine Nonviolence (IN), a new effort to support community-based organizations that are working toward safer, healthier communities…

Investing in Rural Maternal Health

Health Foundation Invests in Rural Maternal Health Care Through New Approach to OB/GYN Staffing at Universal Primary Care

(BUFFALO, NY) The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York has awarded a grant of $100,000 to Universal Primary Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Cattaraugus County,…

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…