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Older Americans Month: Addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness During and Beyond the Pandemic

May is Older Americans Month, the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of older adults and highlight opportunities to address their most pressing issues and challenges. As we continue to navigate…

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A Closer Look at Our Strategic Plan: Equipping Communities with Trauma-Informed Practices

In October 2020, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York announced a new vision statement and strategic plan that will guide the work of the Health Foundation through…

Grantee Spotlight: Fellows Action Network’s DEIJ Committee

This spotlight first appeared in the Health Foundation’s 2020 Annual Report. The Health Foundation has long believed in the importance of increasing community health capacity—the ability of our region’s nonprofit…

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Grantee Spotlight: Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center

This spotlight was originally shared in  ‘2020 Annual Report: A Transformative Year’. Disparities in maternal health outcomes are a national crisis. Black women in the United States are more than…

Another Voice (The Buffalo News): Relief plan will strengthen health coverage in New York

This column was originally published in The Buffalo News on April 20, 2021. View it on The Buffalo News website here. by Maria Alvarez, Executive Director, New York State Wide…