New York State Health Foundation Funding Holistic Health in NY State
The New York State Health Foundation has plowed about $150 million into efforts to improve health care across the Empire State during the last 11 years, including better primary care, more access to mental health services and programs that support post-9/11 veterans.
Much of that money has been used to help treat chronic disease that crashed down on state residents, often the most vulnerable. But CEO David Sandman and his staff began to wonder two years ago whether their efforts might serve more people, and have a more meaningful impact, if the focus shifted upstream, to the causes of health and wellness challenges.
“Health happens not just in the doctor’s office,” Sandman said during a recent interview in Buffalo. . .