Western New York

The P2 Collaborative of Western New York was featured on a webinar unveiling the 2014 County Health Rankings for their work in finding county-specific health problems and working to implement interventions.
Western New York is made up of eight counties, all of which have suffered economically over the past few years. The region has high levels of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Shelley Hirshberg, of the P2 Collaborative, said, “The county health rankings have given us the ability to look at each of our...

More than a year ago, the P² Collaborative of Western New York began a unique new working relationship with the New York State Department of Health on its agenda for public health. The state of New York requires every county to complete a community health assessment every three years to evaluate local strengths and weaknesses in public health. Based on the assessment, counties then create a community health improvement plan—this is how a county will address the problems identified during the assessment phase. Both components are essential to improving public health.


Bridging the Gap

More than 80 participants gathered in Dallas September 19-20 to discuss bridging the gap between health care and population health. Representatives from each Alliance and outside guests, community partners involved in population health projects, joined staff from the National Program Office and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to share experiences—both successes and frustrations—as they move toward addressing population health issues as they continue their work with Aligning Forces for Quality—and beyond.

The meeting...

The Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative in Western New York is led by the P² Collaborative of Western New York, Inc. (P² Collaborative). The mission of this nonprofit organization is to improve the health of people in WNY by empowering patients to maintain healthy lifestyles, ensuring access to the highest quality of care, and promoting the implementation of proven practices in medicine. Incorporated in 2002, the P² Collaborative facilitates the development of a community-wide standard for the promotion of wellness and initiates dialogue with government leadership to promote policy change. The organization includes a diverse board of directors that represents the three major health plans in the area, health care providers, consumer advocates, businesses, labor organizations, the media, faith-based organizations, the education community and a university medical school.

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Contact Us

Western New York
P2 Collaborative of Western New York, Inc.
355 Harlem Road
Building C, 2nd Floor
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 923-6572
Kate Ebersole
P2 Collaborative of Western New York
Director of Care Transformation and Community Health Improvement