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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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February 19, 2019

Buffalo Law Journal: "Partnership for the Public Good outlines top issues for 2019"

Partnership for the Public Good recently released its annual agenda of issues it will advocate for reform this year, with expansion of voting rights and alternatives to arrest leading the way.  

June 26, 2018

New Policy Brief on Good Food Purchasing for the Buffalo Public Schools

This new policy brief provides a snapshot of the current status of school food at Buffalo Public Schools and several ongoing school food improvement initiatives.

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, …

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Housing for Refugee Health and Wellbeing: 6th Annual WNY Refugee Health SummitApril 13, 2019, 9 am-4 pm

University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, Office of Global Health Initiatives, Community for Global Health Equity

The built environment, or the human-made surroundings in which people live, work, and recreate, has direct and indirect effects on physical and poor mental health. Poor housing conditions - exposure to toxins, insufficient daylight, inadequate ventilation and insulation, isolation or crowding - are …

Housing for Refugee Health and Wellbeing: 6th Annual WNY Refugee Health SummitApril 13, 2019, 9 am-4 pm

University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, Office of Global Health Initiatives, Community for Global Health Equity

The built environment, or the human-made surroundings in which people live, work, and recreate, has direct and indirect effects on physical and poor mental health. Poor housing conditions - exposure to toxins, insufficient daylight, inadequate ventilation and insulation, isolation or crowding - are …

Prison Nation: Mass Incarceration in the United StatesMarch 13, 2019, 4:30-6 pm

David Fathi

Join David Fathi, director of the ACLU's National Prison Project, on Wednesday, March 13th at 4:30pm in the Cellino and Barnes Conference Room (509 O'Brian Hall, University at Buffalo School of Law) for a discussion of the human and financial costs associated with the U.S.'s reliance on mass …

Home Health Aids and Occupational Issues: Nellie Brown, Teresa, and Renita on The Public GoodFebruary 7, 2019, 1-1:30 pm

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Nellie Brown, Director of Workplace Health & Safety Programs at Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations. We'll also hear from Teresa and Renita, two home health aids. They will be discussing occupational …

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