Category: Press Release

Health Foundation Awards Grants to Three Counties to Develop Age-Friendly Centers of Excellence

Grants support New York State’s Age-Friendly NYS/Health Across All Policies Approach FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2019 For more information, contact Kerry Jones Waring, Communications and Public Relations Officer (716)…

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Health Foundation Leadership to Share Knowledge with National Audience at Grantmakers in Aging Conference

Pictured left to right: Diane Oyler, Ph.D., and Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D. New York, NY – Members of the management team at the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York…

Health Foundation Names Kerry Jones Waring Communications and Public Relations Officer

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York has hired Kerry Jones Waring as communications and public relations officer, a newly created position for the Foundation. In this role,…

Lisa Alford

Health Foundation Board of Trustees names Lisa Alford as Vice Chair

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York is pleased to announce that Lisa Alford has been named vice chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Alford joined…

Cheryl Smith Fisher

Health Foundation Board of Trustees names Cheryl Smith Fisher as Chair

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York is pleased to announce that Cheryl Smith Fisher has been named chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Fisher joined…

Program investments totaling $3.1 million announced

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York has made program investments and grants totaling nearly 3.1 million in 2019. These grant making activities reflect the Foundation’s commitment to…

HFWCNY funds multiple health-related projects for older adults and children

In the first half of 2019, the Health Foundation awarded more than $244,000 to seven local organizations, addressing issues from elder mistreatment to food insecurity to children’s education and health….

Thirty Health Leadership Fellows Graduate in April 29 Ceremony

Thirty leaders from health and human services organizations throughout western and central New York graduated from the Health Leadership Fellows program at a ceremony held at The Memorial Art Gallery…

“Numbers and Stories” Inform Profile of Health Coverage in Western & Central NY; Many Uninsured in 16 Counties Likely Eligible for Help

New report finds improved outreach, better messaging, and deeper subsidies would help boost coverage, residents say  BUFFALO, NY and NEW YORK, NY—April 23, 2019—While New York’s overall uninsured rate is…

Local Non-Profits Selected for StoryGrowing Western New York

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York and The John R. Oishei Foundation sponsored program aims to bolster storytelling skills in community organizations Nine local nonprofit organizations have…