Category: News

Health Foundation Welcomes McDuffie and Paul to Board of Trustees

BUFFALO AND SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York is proud to welcome two new members to its Board of Trustees: Brenda W. McDuffie…

A Statement from Cheryl Smith Fisher, Chair, and Nora OBrien-Suric, President

The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York joins our community in mourning our neighbors who were the victims of white supremacist violence on Saturday, May 14. This was…

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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Cross-Sector Coalition Shares Key Issues to Consider in Gov. Hochul’s Master Plan for Aging

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2022 Contact: Kerry Jones Waring | kjwaring@hfwcny.org | 716-852-3030 ext. 107 Report makes recommendations related to long-term services and supports, caregivers, health equity BUFFALO, NEW…

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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…

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The Health Foundation Awards Over $1 Million in Grants in the Last Quarter of 2021

Funded projects include elder mistreatment prevention; an intercounty doula partnership program; and the continued establishment of statewide age-friendly health systems. In the last quarter of 2021, the Health Foundation for…

Statement in Response to Gov. Hochul’s 2022 State of the State

On behalf of the more than 80 organizations from across New York who publicly encouraged Gov. Kathy Hochul to launch a Master Plan for Aging, we are excited to see…

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Leaders from More than 80 Organizations Call on Governor Hochul to Launch a Master Plan for Aging in New York State

Letter urges governor to begin process for comprehensive, cross-sector healthy aging plan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kerry Jones Waring (716) 380-7319 | kjwaring@hfwcny.org BUFFALO, NY – In a letter signed…

Ralph C. Wilson. Jr. Foundation and HFWCNY Announce “Exhale: The Family Caregiver Initiative” Program Launch

Media Contacts: Jillian Hammell, Crowley Webb for Exhale jillian.hammell@crowleywebb.com, 716.844.7237 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and Health Foundation for Western & Central New York Announce Exhale, the Family Caregiver Initiative’s…

A Closer Look At Our Strategic Plan: Family Caregivers of Older Adults Are Valued and Supported

In October 2020, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York announced a new vision statement and strategic plan that will guide the work of the Health Foundation through…