Category: Opinion

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…

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…