African American Health Disparities Task Force

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The death rate among Erie County’s African American population due to COVID-19 is going down, according to County Executive Mark Poloncarz. 

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Generational inequalities on Buffalo’s Eastside have led to increasingly poor health outcomes for its largely African American residents. To that end, the University at Buffalo and community leaders announced, Thursday, the launch of the UB Community Health Research Institute to tackle health disparities on the East Side.

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Health disparities among African Americans in Erie County is a topic which is gaining steam among local leaders. At the second annual Igniting Hope Conference, held this past weekend, one of the main ideas was on how to get disparate groups, all working towards the same goal of improving the social determinants of health among African Americans, all at the table and working cohesively. To that end, Erie County Medical Center Corporation is providing $372,000 to help create the Buffalo Center for African American Health Equity.

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Not paying a traffic ticket in the City of Buffalo on time can have a snowball effect on your finances, especially if you are working poor or straddling the poverty line.