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Buffalo Niagara suffers from serious health problems closely linked to poverty, environmental problems, and systemic inequality. Problems like lead poisoning and asthma, for example, disproportionately affect people of color and people with low incomes. Like other regions, Buffalo Niagara also suffers from our broken health insurance system, which excludes many working people from coverage and imposes unnecessary costs on employers.

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August 15, 2019

Listen Now: Legacy of Lead Radio Play

Meet Diane James. She lives on the East Side with her son, DeSean. A few years ago, DeSean’s pediatrician found that his lead levels were high. Diane had their apartment inspected, and the County Health Department deemed their home unlivable. She and DeSean were forced to move. Now they live …

June 27, 2019

WBFO News: "Partnership for Public Good hails agenda accomplishments, urges more progress"

"The Partnership for the Public Good in Buffalo is hailing accomplishments in the recently-ended State Legislature session. But as it updates its Community Agenda, Partnership leaders say they'll continue pushing for more progress on the ten items which make up that agenda. At the top of its …

June 25, 2019

Media Advisory: Press Conference - 2019 Community Agenda Update

The Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) unites 295 community groups working for a better Buffalo Niagara. Each year, PPG leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year—their top ten priorities for policy change in our …

May 29, 2019

Buffalo Rising: "The People’s Recap of the Scajaquada Corridor Redesign, Round One"

"Scajaquada Expressway was built in the early 1960’s amidst the protests of the people, communities and institutions it infringed upon. It is now well into the end of its “functional use life.” Proof can be seen in the ponds that form with every rain that falls on its collapsed …

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Western New York Harm Reduction: Emma Fabian on The Public GoodSeptember 10, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Emma Fabian, Senior Director of Harm Reduction at Evergreen Health. She’ll be discussing the second WNY Harm Reduction Conference, an opportunity to continue the examination of the impacts of drugs in our area and how professionals …

Western New York Harm Reduction: Emma Fabian on The Public GoodSeptember 10, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Emma Fabian, Senior Director of Harm Reduction at Evergreen Health. She’ll be discussing the second WNY Harm Reduction Conference, an opportunity to continue the examination of the impacts of drugs in our area and how professionals …

Legacy of Lead: Maria Ta and Orlando Dickson on The Public GoodAugust 13, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Maria Ta, Program Manager at Ujima Company, and Orlando Dickson, Civic Educator at Partnership for the Public Good. They'll be discussing the collaborative project "Legacy of Lead," a short play that shares a day in the life of a single mom with …

Legacy of Lead: Maria Ta and Orlando Dickson on The Public GoodAugust 13, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Maria Ta, Program Manager at Ujima Company, and Orlando Dickson, Civic Educator at Partnership for the Public Good. They'll be discussing the collaborative project "Legacy of Lead," a short play that shares a day in the life of a single mom with …

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