Category: Opinion

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Looking Ahead: Health Care for All New Yorkers

by Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. President Traditionally, the end of the calendar year is a time for reflection and planning. In that spirit, and to commemorate International Universal Health Coverage Day…

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Celebrating and Supporting Caregivers in Our Community

by Ken Genewick Program Officer for Caregiving November is National Family Caregivers Month, an opportunity to recognize those who selflessly provide care for someone with an illness or disability. Millions…

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Our View: Making Our Communities Livable for All New Yorkers

By Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D., President and Randy Hoak, Associate State Director, AARP New York It seems like it should be self-evident, but for a community in our state to truly…

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…

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…