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In an expanding grassroots health care program, six of Buffalo’s barber and beauty shops are now home to free blood pressure monitoring and health resources.


Rural poverty in Erie County “invisible” to many, advocate asserts

Dec 15, 2017

People often associate poverty with urban areas. But data shows that many rural communities have higher poverty rates and far more challenges when it comes to linking people to services.

A Poverty Forum was held Friday where housing specialists, public health experts, living wage advocates and others will explore a number of issues. Rural poverty was scheduled to be one of the discussion topics.

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For many people, the term “population health” may be a new and undefined concept. What do you know about it, and does it involve you? Find out.


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Last year, the state spent $2 million to cover the funeral costs for over 500 homicide victims. The passage of a new law will allow for more help to mourning families.