Category: Opinion

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…

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…

Our View: Protect programs that provide access to care

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. President  While spring is officially here, it’s looking like sunny skies may not be in the forecast for New York state’s budget. As lawmakers grapple with projected…

Our View: Trauma-informed care helps build resilient children, families

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. President  For better or worse, when celebrities speak, society pays attention. With this power, those living in the limelight can draw our attention to important issues….

Our View: Failure to fund community health centers tears hole in safety net

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. President  More than 27 million Americans are facing a new health care crisis. When Congress voted to restore funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program as…

Our View: CHIP is critical for children’s healthy development

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. President  Health care for millions of American children is being held hostage. The Children’s Health Insurance Program covers nearly nine million children nationwide, and right now…

A look back at 2017 with Health Foundation President Nora OBrien-Suric

With the holidays nearly here, I wanted to take a quick look back at what we have accomplished with our partners in 2017 and share with you a little bit about…

Our View: Help children build resiliency to reduce lasting impact of trauma

By Monica Brown Program Officer As a colleague of mine says, “our collective goal is to help our youngest people grow into the greatest older people they can become.” As…