IN THE NEWS: 2019 IGNITING HOPE

ECMC ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR BUFFALO CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HEALTH EQUITY

ECMC provides funding for launch of new African American health center

By THOMAS O’NEIL-WHITE • AUG 19, 2019

Health disparities among African Americans in Erie County is a topic which is gaining steam among local leaders. At the second annual Igniting Hope Conference, held this past weekend, one of the main ideas was on how to get disparate groups, all working towards the same goal of improving the social determinants of health among African Americans, all at the table and working cohesively. To that end, Erie County Medical Center Corporation is providing $372,000 to help create the Buffalo Center for African American Health Equity. https://tinyurl.com/y4vttlcr 

Erie County Medical Center President and CEO Thomas Quatroche

BUFFALO NEWS

ECMC providing $372,000 to focus on East Side residents’ health issues

By Matt Glynn
Published August 19, 2019 https://tinyurl.com/y4plc42y

Conference tackling how to address health disparities for African Americans

By THOMAS O’NEIL-WHITE • AUG 16, 2019

A conference on health disparities among the Western New York’s African American residents is taking place this weekend. The focus is on what direct action can be taken to combat those disparities.
https://tinyurl.com/y3m47u5z

BUFFALO NEWS

A call to action as poor health outcomes for many blacks persist

By Scott Scanlon
Published 6:00 a.m. August 14, 2019

Dr. Jesslyn Perry examines George Rhone at Urban Family Practice on Jefferson Avenue this week. The practice has been held up as a model for how the region can narrow the gap in woeful health outcomes between African Americans and others. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

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BUFFALO NEWS

Another Voice: Economic fixes can address racial health disparities
By Another Voice
Published August 13, 2019

By Larry Zielinski

In 1971, I was the editor of our school newspaper. One of my first interviews was of the newly elected congressman and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jack Kemp.

Rather than talk about football, however, Kemp focused his remarks on how he saw capitalism as the answer to the economic inequities facing aging Rust Belt cities like Buffalo. Kemp spent his athletic career working side by side with largely African American teammates, and that experience magnified the unfairness of these inequities in his mind. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

 

WECK

Pastor George Nicholas, Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church; Convener, African American Health Disparities Task Force on “In Our Community with Penny Wolfgang” on @WECKBuffalo 1230AM/102.9FM/100.5FM
LISTEN ONLINE (8/10/19): https://tinyurl.com/y39ajjsy

Topic: AUG. 16-17: IGNITING HOPE 2019: ‘Building A Culture of Health & Ending African American Health Disparities’

 

BUSINESS FIRST

HEALTH CARE
New center will address race-based disparities in health care

By Tracey Drury
Reporter, Buffalo Business First

Health care leaders are continuing a push to reduce disparities and find ways to expand access to coverage for African Americans.

That includes more research, greater advocacy and program initiatives aimed at both providers and community members.

And that’s the focus of the newly established Buffalo Center of African American Health Disparities. A project of the African American Health Disparities Task Force, the new community-based center will be independent of, but work in tandem with researchers and academics at the University at Buffalo.

Each will serve as a resource to the other, with a focus on implementing strategies to address social determinants of health and bring health equity into the region, said the Rev. George Nicholson, a task force leader and senior pastor at Lincoln Memorial United Methodist in Buffalo.

“Our whole process will be an inclusive process, not exclusive,” he said.
Plans for the center will be detailed this weekend at “Igniting Hope 2019: Building A Culture of Health & Ending African American Health Disparities,” to be held Aug. 17-18 at UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The 2019 Conference will feature leading African American public health experts with experience initiating and engaging communities to create change in minority health disparities.

They include Dr. Moro Salifu, director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center affiliated with the SUNY Downstate Medical Center; John Ruffin, founding director for the National Institute on Minority and Health Disparities; and Dr. Lisa Nicholas, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California Los Angeles Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

The local effort includes health care and educational leaders from across the community, including Millennium Collaborative Care, Erie County Medical Center and G-Health. That’s intentional, Nicholson said.

“The social determinants of health are so layered and so broad, that I don’t think we can have too many partners working with us. Some issues are unique here in Buffalo that will require us to do it a little differently, but the main thing is the knowledge base of what they’ve learned.”
Additional information about the conference can be found here.

AM BUFFALO

Rev. @Gfnicholas1 on @am_buffalo 8-8-19 with @LindaAMBuffalo


VIDEO: Calling All Community Members: AUG. 16-17: ‘IGNITING HOPE 2019
https://tinyurl.com/y42f538k

FREE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: https://tinyurl.com/y3zvk4lo

 

MILLENNIUM HEALTH MATTERS

7 AM – Sat., Aug. 10
Millennium Health Matters on @WUFO hosted by Rita Hubbard Robinson
Guests: Pastor George Nicholas, Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church;
Convener, African American Health Disparities Task Force;
Stan Martin, Director/Senior Trainer, Cicatelli & Associates; & AAHDTF member
Topic: AUG. 16-17: IGNITING HOPE 2019: ‘Building A Culture of Health & Ending African American Health Disparities’

LISTEN ONLINE: https://millenniumcc.org/millennium-health-matters/

UB NEWS CENTER
WNY groups receive $790,000 grant to improve health of residents of Buffalo’s East Side

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2019/07/001.html

The project will reach the communities that reside on Ferry Street or within four blocks to the north and south of the corridor. Photo: Douglas Levere

BUFFALO NEWS

In Erie County, stark racial disparities in life expectancy, child mortality

By Scott Scanlon|Published 6:00 a.m. April 19, 2019

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African-American children in Erie County are nearly five times as likely as white children to live in poverty. (Sharon Cantillon /News file photo)

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