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National Family Caregivers Month: Exploring the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

By Ken Genewick, Senior Program Officer for Caregiving At the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, a key component of our strategy to achieve health equity is supporting…

Response to Executive Order for a NYS Master Plan for Aging

Health Foundation for Western & Central New York President Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s executive order for a state Master Plan for…

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Health Foundation Welcomes Health Care Attorney Catherine Diviney to Board of Trustees

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York is proud to welcome Catherine Diviney of Auburn, NY, to its Board of Trustees. Ms. Diviney will…

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Health Foundation for Western & Central New York Receives $9 Million Gift from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to Support Health Equity Initiatives

BUFFALO AND SYRACUSE, NY – The Board of Trustees and President Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD, of the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York announced on October 28, 2022, that…

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Health Foundation Awards Over $1 Million to Programs and Projects in the Third Quarter of 2022

Funded projects include health care services for immigrant and refugee populations in the city of Buffalo and western New York; micro-grants to address rural health disparities in WNY and CNY;…

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Health Foundation Announces Age-Friendly: Go Local Program to Support Groups Making Neighborhoods More Livable and Equitable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2022 CONTACT: Kerry Jones Waring | kjwaring@hfwcny.org | 716-380-7319 BUFFALO AND SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York has…

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Age-Friendly: Go Local Request for Proposals

Building Neighborhoods Where People of All Ages Can Thrive The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York invites proposals from grassroots organizations and community groups who are working to…

A Caring Network Of Neighbors: Love Living At Home

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. What if…

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 Announces Micro-Grant Fund to Address Health Disparities in Rural Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2022  CONTACT: Kent Olden | Phone: 716-852-3030 ext. 109 | Email: kolden@hfwcny.org BUFFALO AND SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – In 2021, the Health Foundation for Western…