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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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April 30, 2018

Good Food Purchasing For The Buffalo Public Schools

This Good Food policy report was drafted by Jessica Gilbert, research associate at PPG and PhD Candidate in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Geography. It provides an initial overview of the current status of school food at Buffalo Public Schools and many of the ongoing school food …

April 24, 2018

New Report on Good Food at the Buffalo Public Schools

What does good food mean? For a new coalition in Buffalo, it means nutrition, but it means four other values as well: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, and animal welfare. The Good Food Buffalo coalition will work collaboratively with the Buffalo Public Schools, …

January 10, 2018

Community Groups to Unveil their Policy Agenda for 2018

This year’s public roll-out of the Community Agenda will take place on Friday, January 12th at 2pm, at the Frank E. Merriweather Library Auditorium, 1324 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo.

December 6, 2017

PPG Signs on in Support of a Manufacturer-Funded Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Program

While progress has been made, many New Yorkers still do not have convenient access to safe pharmaceutical disposal options.

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