Population Health Collaborative

Population Health Collaborative Creating connections for Western New York Health. The Population Health Collaborative (formerly P² Collaborative of WNY) is a nonprofit organization on a mission to improve the health of WNY residents.

Qs? Email [email protected].

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Cancer Prevention in Action is committed to doing our part to build a healthier world. Join us for World Health Day and learn how you can take action against cancer through sun safety, HPV vaccine and regular cancer screening. Visit:



Cancer control is about empowering people to make
healthy lifestyle choices. That is why Cancer Prevention in Action (CPiA) works to increase awareness and support cancer prevention efforts where people work, study and play. Learn more about how can you support healthy choices in your community at:


IT'S A FACT. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in New York State, and 42% of new cancer cases could have been avoided with proper prevention. Six types of cancers caused by the HPV virus can be avoided with a simple vaccine. And skin cancer, caused by exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can be avoided by practicing sun safety. Like our page on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram, or visit our website to get the facts, reduce the risk, and spread the word. Because the best time to stop cancer is before it starts.



This week, CDC joins American Public Health Association to celebrate National Public Health Week. As the nation’s public health agency, we recognize and thank public health workers for their hard work to protect the health and safety of communities and slow the spread of COVID-19.


April is National Cancer Control Month. All month long, will be sharing important facts about what you can do to prevent cancer. You can start by learning more about cancer's causes and prevention at:

To prevent cancer is to control cancer. Spread the word. #TakeActionAgainstCancer


While protection from ultraviolet radiation is important all
year, spring is a great time to revisit your sun safety
practices and reduce your risk of skin cancer. CDC provides
steps you can take at


The Front Seat Life with Kelly Marie is bringing you a conversation on #mentalhealth in the Arts with Albright-Knox! You don’t want to miss this!

On April 1 at 6 pm, join Kelly Marie Wofford, founder of Front Seat Life, LLC, and "In These Truths" co-curators Edreys Wajed and Aitina Fareed-Cooke for a conversation about mental health and best practices with a focus on Black artists.

Check out the link below for more information.

Colorectal Cancer Quiz
Colorectal Cancer Quiz

Colorectal Cancer Quiz

Do you know how to prevent colorectal cancer? Take CDC's quick quiz to check your knowledge!


Thinking of indoor tanning to get ready for spring break season? Think again! Indoor tanning causes skin cancer, the most common form of cancer. In fact, one in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime, and indoor tanning increases your risk by up to 75%. Say no to cancer by saying no to indoor tanning. Tanned skin is damaged skin. Learn how indoor tanning is damaging your skin at



Make sure you're here for life's future moments. Cancer screenings save lives, and if you are over 45, it's time to get screened for colorectal cancer. Talk to your doctor today about the cancer screenings that are right for you.

March is colorectal cancer awareness month.
Awareness promotes prevention. Spread the word.


If you missed the first part of our 4-part series conversation last Thursday, you can still join us this, Thursday, March 17th, 2022 at 6pm. We will have Erin M. Moss, who is a licensed mental health therapist, advocate, public speaker and mental health expert. Erin will be sharing with us on identifying harmful behaviors.

Please see the flyer below, share within your network, family and friends and join us over the next 3 weeks for a series of conversations.


#mentalhealthawareness #suicidalawareness #suicideprevention #buffalony #youarenotalone #bettertogether #stigmafree


If you missed last night's conversation you can still join us NEXT WEEK. We have Erin M. Moss sharing with us on identifying harmful behaviors.

Please see the flyer below, share within your network, family and friends and join us over the next 3 weeks as we complete a 4 part series of conversations. #mentalhealthawareness #suicidalawareness #suicideprevention #buffalony #youarenotalone #bettertogether #stigmafree



March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Regular screening, beginning at age 45 is key to preventing colorectal cancer or finding it early, when it is highly treatable. Dr. William Mayer, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs at St. Mary's Healthcare is a CPiA Champion. Dr. Mayer has years of expertise in the prevention field as a primary care doctor and values the benefits of early detection through screening, especially colon cancer.

CPiA can help employers that want to learn more about providing a paid time off for cancer screening benefit. This benefit allows employees to get screened for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer without having to use accrued leave or sick time. Studies have shown this policy is cost effective to the employer. To learn more visit


HPV is estimated to cause nearly 36,000 cases of cancer in men and women every year in the United States. HPV vaccination can prevent 33,000 of these cancers by preventing the infections that cause them.

Get the Facts. Reduce the Risk. Spread the Word. Visit to learn more.



Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and rates continue to rise. Don't be the one in five. Be sun safe this spring break by protecting yourself from the sun and skin cancer. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun is the primary cause of skin cancer, and can be prevented by reducing exposure, applying sunscreen, seeking shade, and covering up. Visit for more information on skin cancer prevention for a #sunsafespringbreak #TakeActionAgainstCancer


Teens and kids everywhere are struggling with a lot. For guidance on navigating school and life through COVID, visit our website and select the ‘click-to-call’ button to connect with a crisis counselor 8a.m. - 10p.m., 7 days a week.


The Cancer Prevention in Action (CPiA) Program seeks to prevent cancer in our communities. We work throughout the region, promoting local policy, systems, and environmental changes which take action against cancer, including:
• decreasing exposure to ultraviolet radiation
• increasing awareness of HPV vaccine as cancer prevention
• increasing awareness of and support for other cancer prevention efforts

Visit: to learn more.


Even with cold winter weather, sun damage is still a risk. Many people don’t realize the importance of safety precautions in the winter. Here is how you can practice skin cancer prevention:

• Use SPF 30 lip balm and SPF 15+ sunscreen.
• Cover up with a long-sleeved jacket, hat and gloves.
• Wear sunglasses or goggles with UV protection.
* Seek shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun's UV rays are strongest.

Learn more about staying sun safe and practicing cancer prevention at #takeactionagainstcancer

Photos from Buffalo Healthy Corner Store Initiative's post

Photos from Buffalo Healthy Corner Store Initiative's post


Did You Know? Snow reflects up to 80% of the sun’s UV light, so the rays hit you twice, further increasing your risk of skin cancer and premature aging. Protect yourself with SPF 15+ even in the winter months and learn more about Sun Safety at


If you think the tanning bed is a safe way to get a winter tan, think again. Indoor tanning exposes your skin to the harmful ultraviolet rays that cause melanoma, the most deadly form a skin cancer. Skip the tanning bed and reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. Learn how indoor tanning is damaging your skin at


Every year in New York, nearly 2,600 people are diagnosed with cancer caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). These cancers could have been prevented with a simple vaccine between their 11th and 12th birthdays. You can take action against cancer for your children. Ask your doctor about the HPV vaccine. Learn more at


The Cancer Prevention in Action (CPiA) Team at St. Mary's Healthcare invites first responders in Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady counties to join us for this educational unique opportunity! Attendees will receive valuable training on the lifesaving actions that can help prevent cancer. RSVP is required so please email us to reserve your seat! Learn more at:


Today is World Cancer Day. Cancer Prevention in Action (CPiA) is taking action against cancer throughout New York State, by assisting community partners in implementing cancer prevention policies within their organizations. CPiA is reducing cancer risk and building a healthier New York. Visit to learn more about what CPiA is doing to take action against cancer in your community.


February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Research has shown that more than 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed and nearly half of all deaths from cancer in the United States can be attributed to preventable causes. Learn more about what you can do to take action against cancer at

February 4th is National Cancer Prevention Awareness Day. Here are some steps to take to help reduce your cancer risk.

February 4th is National Cancer Prevention Awareness Day. Here are some steps to take to help reduce your cancer risk.

Reminding women about their cervical health, where you can get screened
Reminding women about their cervical health, where you can get screened

Reminding women about their cervical health, where you can get screened

Cervical cancer rates are dropping among young women, according to the CDC. As we wrap up the first month of 2021, Erie County wants to keep the ball rolling, reminding women to check in on their cervical health.


CPiA is actively involved in raising awareness of the importance of cancer prevention. The CPiA contractors work to help community partners throughout New York State adopt policies to promote cancer prevention practices within their organizations and in their communities. Visit to view our growing list of partners and see what each are doing to take action against cancer.



Black History Month!

We are elated to announce our 2022 Black History Month Program; BLACK POWER, BLACK WELLNESS: Looking Back, Reaching Forward and Moving Toward Action and Change!

Black History Month is an annual observance and celebration of the achievements and contributions of Black Americans, and their
central role in the history of our nation. However, each year the month of February gives us an opportunity to deepen our knowledge, understanding, and engagement with the experiences of Black Americans, their triumphs, and the challenges they currently face.

REGISTER at or scan the QR code and JOIN us!

You do not want to miss this event!


371 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY

General information

Our mission is to improve population health in Western New York by connecting diverse groups and aligning resources and expertise. Qs? Email [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm


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We improve population health in Western New York by connecting diverse groups and aligning resources and expertise.

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Niagara County Residents, we want to hear from you! Please take a moment to complete a Community Health survey that helps us understand the health needs and concerns of the community. No personally identifying information needed. Please share with your Facebook friends! Complete the completely confidential online survey: This is a collaborative effort of the Niagara County Community Health Workgroup! Partners: Eastern Niagara Hospital, Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Population Health Collaborative, and Niagara County Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
*IMPORTANT TENANTS RIGHTS TRAINING ON JANUARY 26TH 2022* Now that the eviction moratorium has ended, we know that many of our neighbors are wanting to know what they can do to protect their families and communities. In addition to fighting for housing rights law at the local, state and federal level, we've been working to advocate for tenants right here in our city. Meg Z, our Legal Tenant Advocate and Felicia Cruz, our Healthy Homes Coordinator have put together a training for tenants who want to learn more about their rights now that the eviction moratorium has expired (and for folks that want to learn more about tenant rights following the lapse of the eviction moratorium). We know that tenants are scared and confused about how they can protect themselves (and they can!) which makes this a really a unique and critical training/opportunity. This will be a hybrid event, with in person and online options to participate. RSVP here -
To all Healthcare, Finance, Business and Philanthropy Leaders, On behalf of the Buffalo Center for Health Equity in partnership with LISC WNY, Population Health Collaborative UB Community Health Equity Research Institute, and Live Well WNY, we invite you to our Building A Strategic Framework for Racial Equity discussion on Shifting the Narrative: ROI on Healthy Communities. REGISTER HERE: We hope that you will join us as business leaders on October 20th, 2021 in learning and sharing how investing in healthy communities can grow your business! "When a business becomes a part of the community, everyone wins!" -Anonymous
Thanks Population Health Collaborative for sharing!
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RELEASE: Live Well Erie encourages the community to unite get vaccinated. Population Health Collaborative Erie County, NY Erie County Department of Social Services Erie County Senior Services Erie County Office for People with Disabilities #livewellerie
PUSH Green would like to invite you and your constituents to our very first Contractor Q&A Live event for 2021, the PUSH Green Contractor Q&A Live: Heat Pump Edition. We’ll discuss air source heating and cooling, energy efficiency and special funding opportunities for low-to-moderate income households. You don’t want to miss it!. WHO: Sarah and Daniel, the PUSH Buffalo Sustainability Team WHAT: Contractor Q&A Live: Heat Pump Edition WHEN: Monday, January 25, 2021, 1 to 2 p.m. EST WHERE: Facebook Live here: Or join us on Zoom, register here: This event is free, family-friendly, online and folks can join via Zoom or watch live on PUSH Green's page with any questions.
Alright y'all... it's official. The #prideinplacebuffalo project, a partnership with the Buffalo Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity, which we've been talking about for weeks is LIVE online. Check it out at! . There, you can design your own walking tours to murals, landmarks and historic sites near you. You can provide input on what public art you'd like to see and how you want to see bus shelters designed in the future. You can submit family stories and history throughout the holiday season. And you can get news of virtual and socially distant events, including food education events, youth programming, virtual tree lightings and info about the upcoming Buffalo Kwanzaa. . We would be remiss to not mention the many hands that made light the work. Huge kudos to this team featured here who have spent many virtual hours on this project! . ByAlexa Eat Off Art Get AMP'D Photography & More Wakanda Alliance Program The Front Seat Life Breland Designs University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies City of Buffalo, Division of Citizens Services Population Health Collaborative Jericho Road Community Health Center Buffalo Freedom Gardens CAI - Cicatelli Associates Inc.
One of the goals of the AARP Livable Communities #prideinplacebuffalo challenge is to increase health outcomes in our communities. AARP New York and Population Health Collaborative are host to a Cook for Health series, led by Chef By Alexa Joan. . And as a side note, kudos to Chef Alexa, who is also our project manager for the Pride in Place Buffalo Initiative, a collaborative effort between LISC and the Buffalo Center for Health Equity! . There are three sessions left through the month of December! Click the link to register:
Join us live on Population Health Collaborative's page or follow the link below!
Join us live on Population Health Collaborative's page or follow the link below!
Join us live on Population Health Collaborative's page or follow the link below!