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What Crisis Services Means to Our Community

What Crisis Services Means to Our Community: Investing in Us Means Saving Thousands of Lives by Jessica Pirro Over 50 years ago, Crisis Services in Erie County was forged out of a need for improvements in the system of mental health and emotional support at a time when suicide rates were escalating. The goal to prevent suicides and other crisis incidents continues today including support to approx... »

Renewal Center – Mental Health Services Hospital Diversion Program

New Facebook page provides easy access to hospital diversion program run by, and for, recipients of mental health services – Renewal Center Peer-operated and peer-staffed with highly-trained personnel, The Renewal Center (TRC) has served its constituents at 327 Elm Street, South of Genesee Street, in Buffalo, NY 14203, daily from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM, for nearly one and a half years.  It now ... »

Buffalo Announces National Bike Month Events for May

        GObike Buffalo and Reddy Bikeshare, both in partnership with Independent Health, announce National Bike Month events for May 2019, including the SkyRide, presented by Independent Health, GObike Buffalo’s signature event and fundraiser bringing cyclists atop the 110-foot Skyway, the Scajaquada and Kensington Expressways, and our urban parkway system. The bike month calen... »

Univera and Houghton College Prepare Students for Careers in Wellness Training

Univera Healthcare Partners with Houghton College to prepare students for careers in wellness training  Houghton, NY. –Univera Healthcare and Houghton College today announced the awarding of a $90,000 Univera Healthcare grant to support the Houghton College Wellness Initiative, a program aimed at preparing students for careers in wellness training and improving the health and wellness of residents... »

Unclaimed Funds

Nearly 11,000 individuals and companies have forgotten more than $1.77 million in checks  Nearly 11,000 individuals and companies in New York state have forgotten more than $1.77 million in checks issued by Univera Healthcare and its parent company. This money is in the form of unclaimed checks issued in 2015 to health plan members and health care providers.Notifications were mailed to all individ... »

Community Benefit Grants

Catholic Health Seeking Requests for Community Benefit Grants As part of its commitment to improve the health of the community and increase access to care for the underserved, Catholic Health is seeking requests for its 2019 Community Benefit Grants. Non-profit, community-based organizations that serve the poor and disadvantaged by addressing unmet health needs are invited to submit a grant applic... »

Got the Munchies?

To test the munchies, researchers offer a choice: chips or an orange? As cannabis legalization efforts grow, need arises for tailored health education, study authors say BUFFALO, N.Y. — Picture this: Researchers attending a cannabis decriminalization event ask attendees, who are high on marijuana, to fill out surveys. The questionnaires ask participants to list the foods they typically eat while h... »

UB earns high marks in green power usage

Buffalo tops the Mid-American Conference, and ranks No. 10 on Environment America list BUFFALO, N.Y. — Tis the season for sustainability rankings in higher education, and the University at Buffalo fares well on two lists that track green power usage among the nation’s colleges and universities. For the second straight year, UB tops the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in green power usage, according ... »

Landmark Health Administers Spravato™ for Depression to First WNY Patient

Landmark Health Systems First in Western New York to Administer FDA-approved Spravato™ (Esketamine) for Depression to First Western New York Patient Buffalo, NY – April 24 – Jarod Masci, M.D., Psychiatrist and President of Landmark Health Systems is the first to administer Spravato™(esketamine) nasal spray to a patient with treatment-resistant depression in Western New York. The U.S. F... »

Buffalo Niagara Area Is Home to Some of the Best U.S. Colleges

If you care about getting a great education, you’ll be in good company according to a recent study done by the data insights firm College Factual. Universities in the local area received high rankings for their first-rate degree programs and their dedication to providing a quality education. Attracting Students to the Area Local residents aren’t the only ones drawn to nearby colleges. Students fro... »

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