Category: News

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Health Foundation Leadership to Share Knowledge with National Audience at Grantmakers in Aging Conference

Pictured left to right: Diane Oyler, Ph.D., and Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. New York, NY – Members of the management team at the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York…

Nora OBrien-Suric

Our View: What to Know About the DSRIP Extension, and How You Can Help Shape It

by Nora OBrien-Suric, President As advocates for better health care for all residents of New York, we encourage our colleagues to join us in playing a role in the development…

AARP New York Summit 2019

Equity and Livability: Health Foundation Hosts Workshop with AARP New York

On Monday, Sep. 23, the Health Foundation hosted a workshop to kick off AARP New York’s third annual Leading on Livability Summit. The workshop, led by Dr. JaNay Queen Nazaire,…

AARP Racial Disparities Report

Our View: Making Our Communities Livable for All New Yorkers

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D., President and Randy Hoak, Associate State Director, AARP New York It seems like it should be self-evident, but for a community in our state to truly…

Health Foundation Names Kerry Jones Waring Communications and Public Relations Officer

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York has hired Kerry Jones Waring as communications and public relations officer, a newly created position for the Foundation. In this role,…

Lisa Alford

Health Foundation Board of Trustees names Lisa Alford as Vice Chair

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York is pleased to announce that Lisa Alford has been named vice chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Alford joined…

Cheryl Smith Fisher

Health Foundation Board of Trustees names Cheryl Smith Fisher as Chair

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York is pleased to announce that Cheryl Smith Fisher has been named chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Fisher joined…

Our View: Eligible, But Not Enrolled: Overcoming Barriers to Accessing Health Insurance

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. President “Do I buy groceries or pay premiums? I will go to urgent care if something happens.” “I knew I’d be asked about what type of…

Our View: Early Victory Helps Build Momentum for Kids Can’t Wait Initiative

By Monica Brown, Program Officer and Pete Nabozny, Director of Policy, The Children’s Agenda     For more than two decades, New York State’s inequitable and inadequate reimbursement rates for…

Program investments totaling $3.1 million announced

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York has made program investments and grants totaling nearly 3.1 million in 2019. These grant making activities reflect the Foundation’s commitment to…