Category: News

StoryGrowing WNY is Returning!

The second annual StoryGrowing WNY, Change the Story, Change the World, will kick off on Tuesday, January 15th and all local nonprofit organizations are invited to join us for the…

Our View “Co-Creating New Approaches to Trauma-Informed Care”

By Monica Brown Program Officer Research shows that nearly half of the population in the United States will experience a traumatic event such as: the loss of a loved one,…

Our View: “No Need to Wait: Investing Early for Lifelong Success”

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. President  Most of us like to fix problems as soon as they’re discovered—before they become bigger, more difficult, and more expensive to deal with. It’s common…

Announcing two training opportunities:” Trauma, ACEs and Early Childhood”, and the innovative engagement model “Human-Centered Design”

Community agencies and service providers serving young children five and under and their families in Western New York are invited to participate in TWO FREE training opportunities.  Central New York…

Health Foundation announces 2018 class of Health Leadership Fellows

Thirty-one western and central New York skilled professionals from health-related and safety-net organizations have been awarded Health Leadership Fellowships. Now in its ninth cohort, the goal of the Health Leadership…

Introducing a new initiative to support children and families through trauma

We are pleased to announce an exciting new Health Foundation initiative titled, “Co-Creating Well Being:  Supporting Children and Families Through Trauma,” which has a focus on enhancing the lives of…

Our View: Better Health by the Numbers

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. President  Creating better community health is complex work. But here in Western New York, we’re hoping that focusing on a simple set of numbers—3-4-50—will make a…

Our View: Building Better Communities for Better Health

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. President  When we talk about improving health, communities matter. Expanding access to high quality, affordable medical care and health services is certainly important, but where we…

“Innovations in Children’s Health and Well-being in WNY & CNY” RFP

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York works toward the goal that all young children impacted by poverty are physically, socially and emotionally healthy as they enter kindergarten….

Looking Toward the Future, A Review of Western New York’s Early Childhood System

With a goal of supporting the workforce of tomorrow, the Health Foundation joined 24 of Western New York’s top funders to launch a joint initiative to improve early childhood health…