Fellows Action Network Collaborative Projects

Many of the collaborative projects initially begun and funded through the Health Leadership Fellows program have expanded their scope and impact through the Fellows Action Network. These projects include:

  • The Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition, a group of prominent mental health groups and community thought leaders in Western New York working to identify and address the stigmas associated with mental illness.
  • A health care worker interview tool designed to hire and retain a better qualified workforce serving older adults with disabilities in central New York.
  • “Ask Me 3,” a health literacy effort that teaches children what questions to ask their healthcare professional in 12 Buffalo public schools.
  • A pictorial tool for “Prescription 4 Health,” an inter-organizational effort to assist primary doctors and pharmacists communicating with patients about their medications.
  • Town Square for Aging in Amherst, New York, an ambitious joint project between two organizations headed by Fellows graduates to help older adults remain safely at home for as long as possible and reduce their dependence on hospitals, nursing homes and specialized long-term care facilities.
  • The Trauma-Informed Community Initiative of WNY Coalition, a group of volunteers working to develop and implement a Greater Buffalo Trauma-Informed System of Care Community Plan.