Category: Opinion

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…

midwife and patient

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…

Mother and Child

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…

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Our View: The American Health Care Act—Status and Stakes

By Diane Oyler Program Officer The American Health Care Act was passed by the House of Representatives on May 4 and is now being taken up by the U.S. Senate.  …

Our View: Helping organizations survive and thrive through capacity building

By Lisa Fasolo Frishman Senior Program Officer I have spent a great deal of time recently thinking about nonprofit resiliency in the wake of the current political climate at the…

A message from the president of the Health Foundation

Hello, I am thrilled to be greeting you as the new president of the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York. Since the Health Foundation began more than 13…