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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 5, 2022

WBFO/NPR: "Buffalo, What's Next? | Water Bills"

By: Jay Moran | October 5, 2022 Researcher Anna Blatto from The Partnership for the Public Good reveals some of the things she has started to uncover in a study of the city’s water shut offs, who they effect, and what neighborhoods are dis-proportionally effected.

February 2, 2022

WBFO: "Coalition calls for community benefit agreement tied to new Bills stadium"

By: Thomas O'Neil-White| February 2, 2022 A Community Benefits Agreement, or CBA, attached to a large-scale development project is an agreement that spells out what contributions could come back to the community impacted by the project. In Erie County, talk of a new football stadium for the Buffalo …

February 2, 2022

WBEN: "Local coalition calls for community benefits agreement in Bills stadium deal"

By: Newsroom| February 2, 2022 A local coalition known as Partnership for the Public Good held a press conference at the steps of the Johnnie B. Wiley Pavilion in Buffalo on Wednesday calling for Erie County Legislators to insist on a robust community benefits agreement as part of …

January 13, 2022

Buffalo News: "11 ideas Buffalo's Partnership for Public Good is pitching to improve the city"

By: Matt Glynn | January 13, 2022 The city of Buffalo should make more-productive use of the vacant lots it owns, said Jeanette Koncikowski, executive director of Grassroots Gardens WNY. "While the city has long evaluated repurposing ideas for its 8,000-plus vacant lots, they continue to …

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WNYCOSH Worker Trainings: Jaela Williams and Rachel Van Alstine on The Public GoodOctober 4, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week’s guests are Jaela Williams, Program Director, and Rachel Van Alstine, Staff Trainer, at the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH). WNYCOSH provides worker safety and health trainings to thousands of workers in the …

Daniel's Day Town HallSeptember 20, 2022, 5:45-8 pm

Free the People WNY, Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition, PPG

Join us on Tuesday September 20th from 5:45pm-8:00pm as we remember Daniel Prude on his birthday. At this event, learn about Daniel's Law, which would establish non-police community responder teams for people in crisis across New York State and learn about how …

The True Cost of Child Care in Erie CountySeptember 15, 2022, 2:30-3:30 pm

The Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Erie County, and child care professionals and advocates are gathering for the announcement of Cornell's True Cost of Child Care Phase II Study. Join to learn more about this call to action for a federal response to our child care crisis. 

Daniel's Day Town Hall: Lindsay Acker and Colleen Kristich on The Public GoodSeptember 13, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Anna Blatto

Join us on The Public Good. This week’s guests are Lindsay Acker, a master’s level conflict resolution specialist at Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition (ECREJC). She’s joined by PPG Community Researcher Colleen Kristich.  Lindsay and Colleen will be discussing …