Category: Opinion

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…

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…