Events | October 7, 2021

Fall 2021 Community Healthcare Conversation Highlights

Highlights from our Fall 2021 Community Healthcare Conversations

As members of the New York community, we each play a role in ensuring the needs of our fellow New Yorkers are met. By coming together in meaningful conversation and collective action, together, we can make our mission a reality.

This summer we launched our Community Healthcare Conversations. We were joined by hundreds of individuals from various corners of our state in thoughtful conversation on improving the health and well-being of our New York neighbors. This fall, we had the opportunity to continue these important conversations and reach even more communities statewide.

Want to learn more about our latest conversations? Read summaries and watch the replays of our Long Island, Rochester, and Capital Region/Hudson Valley events below. We have exciting events in the pipeline for next year; follow us on social media for further details.

Building Healthier Communities On Long Island in the COVID-19 Era

With a focus on Long Island, Community Relations Director Ana J. Almanzar, and the Foundation’s Managing Director for Strategy and Evaluation, Dennis Johnson, led a conversation on how to build healthier communities.

They were joined by panelists Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones, Senior Program Officer of the Long Island Community Foundation; Lori Andrade, Chief Operations Officer at Health & Welfare Council of Long Island; and Marc A. Soto, Executive Director of Pronto of Long Island.

Watch the Long Island Conversation:

Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Greater Rochester Area

Following the Long Island conversation, Community Relations Director Rick Barnes led a conversation on building healthier communities in the Greater Rochester Area.

The conversation featured guest panelists and Foundation grantees Sherita Bullock, Executive Director of Healthy Baby Network; Carla Palumbo, President & CEO of the Legal Aid Society of Rochester; and Angelica Perez-Delgado, President & CEO of the Ibero-American Action League.

Watch the Rochester Conversation:

Building Healthier Communities in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley

To round out a robust series, Ana J. Almanzar and Rick Barnes turned our focus to the Capital Region and Hudson Valley.

The interactive discussion included guest panelists and Foundation grantees Colin Jarvis, Executive Director of Newburgh Ministry; Kathy Halas, Executive Director of Child Care Council of Westchester; and Mike Saccocio, Executive Director & CEO of City Mission of Schenectady.

Watch the Capital Region & Hudson Valley Conversation: