Population Health Collaborative receives $225,000 grant

Population Health Collaborative, a Buffalo-based nonprofit organization, recently received a $225,000 grant from Health Research, Inc. and New York State Department of Health.

The organization, which focuses on creating connections for Western New York health, will work with these funds to educate on the importance of sun safety with the end goal of community organizations adopting sun safety policies and practices. The grant will also focus on community education interventions to enhance support for the HPV vaccine as cancer prevention. The scope of this work will be conducted in Erie and Niagara counties, through the fall of 2021.

“We can prevent loss of life and suffering through some pretty straightforward policy, systems and environmental changes,” said John Craik, Population Health Collaborative’s executive director. He noted that the types of cancer targeted through this initiative are preventable or at least reduceable. “At the end of the day we will work with a large number of partners to make those changes to save lives, and that’s an exciting prospect,” he added

For more information on this project please contact Karen Hall, program director, at khall@phcwny.org.