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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…

HFWCNY funds multiple health-related projects for older adults and children

In the first half of 2019, the Health Foundation awarded more than $244,000 to seven local organizations, addressing issues from elder mistreatment to food insecurity to children’s education and health….

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…