The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York’s vision of improving health care for vulnerable older adults and young children impacted by poverty is reliant on the work of advocates in the community. When local nonprofit leaders share a sense of purpose, they can work together to solve the region’s toughest health issues.
To build a network of skilled leaders who will take on these challenges collaboratively, the foundation created the Health Leadership Fellows program. Since its inception in 2005, the Health Leadership Fellows program has trained hundreds of nonprofit professionals on leadership, communication, and collaboration.
Using what they have learned from expert faculty, residential sessions, leadership assessments, and coaching sessions, Health Leadership Fellows have used new information, relationships, and ideas to make a difference in the health of young children and older adults across Western and Central New York.
“Building Lasting Connections: An Investment in Leadership” captures the story of the first 10 years of the foundation’s Health Leadership Fellows program, including how it came to be, how it evolved over the years and where it is today.