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Our View: Shifting Medicaid Costs Will Hurt the Health of New Yorkers

By Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD President, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has released his proposed 2020-21 budget, and it included some potentially concerning changes…

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Connecting Social Needs to Health Care for Better Outcomes

By Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD President Addressing the social determinants of health—a person’s needs related to community support systems, in-home services, transportation, and other social or economic factors—is an important part…

Grants Awarded in 2019

Health Foundation Awards Nearly $1.9 Million in Recent Grants

In the second half of 2019 (June through December), the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York awarded grants totaling more than $1,850,000 to support programs that improve the…

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Applications Now Accepted for Cohort 10 of the Health Leadership Fellows Program

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York is now accepting applications from leaders in western and central New York who are interested in participating in the next cohort…

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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…