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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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October 30, 2017

"Study on lead paint in local housing seeks to better define problem, solutions" Published by WBFO

"It was a collaborative effort with the Center for Governmental Research, whom we commissioned to do this," said Cara Matteliano, Vice President of Community Impact for the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, one of several not-for-profit agencies co-sponsoring the study. "They have completed …

October 28, 2017

"Letter: Helping homeless youth should be a top priority" Published in the Buffalo News

"A 2017 Partnership for the Public Good and University at Buffalo School of Social Work report highlighted the plight of homeless youth and unique barriers to accessing stable, safe housing, staying healthy, attending school or working. LGBTQ youth are at significantly higher risk of becoming …

April 21, 2017

New Petition Demands that NYS Take Action on Lead Poisoning

The Environmental Education Associates recently created a petition to demand that New York State take on management and enforcement of the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, which establishes safe work practices for contractors, landlords and others that disturb lead paint in homes and child …

February 10, 2017

New Brief Explores Lead Poisoning Laws and Policies

PPG has released a new policy brief by Adam Hains titled “Lead Poisoning: Triggers and Thresholds.” Hains reviews the basic framework of federal and state laws aimed at preventing lead poisoning.  Given the growing body of research that even small amounts of lead cause can decrease …

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Advancing Health Equity andd Inclusive Growth in Buffalo
Health Equity: The Path to Inclusive Prosperity in Buffalo
Lead Poisoning: Triggers and Thresholds
A Community Benefit Agreement for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Greening the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus