Category: News

Our View: Confronting Elder Abuse Together

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. President This Saturday, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World…

Our View: Celebrating, Supporting Older Adults During Older Americans Month

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. President As we join with communities across New York State and the nation in celebrating Older Americans Month, a recent report from the Center for an…

Our View: What New York Can Learn from Maryland Law to Start Closing the Gap

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. President Despite great progress made in recent years to reduce the number of New Yorkers who lack health insurance, there are still more than 1 million…

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HFWCNY Impact Profiles

Since its inception, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York has served as an advocate for continuous improvement in health and health care by investing in the people…

Thirty Health Leadership Fellows Graduate in April 29 Ceremony

Thirty leaders from health and human services organizations throughout western and central New York graduated from the Health Leadership Fellows program at a ceremony held at The Memorial Art Gallery…

“Numbers and Stories” Inform Profile of Health Coverage in Western & Central NY; Many Uninsured in 16 Counties Likely Eligible for Help

New report finds improved outreach, better messaging, and deeper subsidies would help boost coverage, residents say  BUFFALO, NY and NEW YORK, NY—April 23, 2019—While New York’s overall uninsured rate is…

Announcing two new caregiving funding opportunities!

The Health Foundation has partnered with the Brookdale Foundation Group to launch two new caregiver funding opportunities across Western and Central New York! Agencies that provide caregiving support for people…

Our View: Bringing affordable health care to every New Yorker

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. President  Health care is a human right.  Governor Cuomo reasserted this during his re-election campaign in 2018, stating that health care should never be a luxury…

Tapping into the Power of Storytelling in Western New York

  By Meredith Carswell-Sheline Communications and Public Relations Officer The Learning Disability Association of Western New York (LDA of WNY) shares something in common with Wonder Woman, Batman and Black…

Our View: Building A New Conversation About Caregiving

In October 2018, the Health Foundation held an event—“Connecting to Caregivers”—to introduce our exciting new respite care initiatives. We all know that the demand for family caregivers is increasing. With…