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Network of 42 Nonprofits receives significant grant for local health initiatives


Syracuse, NY, January 9th, 2024- Inclusive Alliance, a leader in community-based health initiatives, is proud to announce its acceptance into the prestigious 2023-2024 Community Care Hub National Learning Community (NLC), organized by the Administration for Community Living (ACL). This groundbreaking program brings together 32 organizations from 23 states, aiming to foster shared learning and promote health-related social needs (HRSNs) through innovative community care hub models.

As a participant, Inclusive Alliance will play a crucial role in strengthening the bridge between community organizations, health care entities, and public health systems. This alignment is vital to reach and support underserved populations, addressing crucial HRSNs through coordinated services.

Separately, Inclusive Alliance has been awarded a generous grant of $180,000 from the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York. This funding is earmarked for building the technical infrastructure essential for a successful community care hub, underscoring the Foundation’s confidence in Inclusive Alliance’s capability to effect positive change in the health landscape of Central New York.

“Inclusive Alliance’s efforts represent the future of healthier communities; an approach where community-based organizations collaborate effectively with traditional health systems and where social determinants of health are recognized and valued as key drivers of health outcomes,” said Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD, President, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York. “The Health Foundation’s pursuit of health equity aligns strongly with this approach, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support Inclusive Alliance as a grantee-partner.”

“These milestones are not just wins for Inclusive Alliance but for the entire Central New York community,” said Inclusive Alliance Executive Director Lauren Wetterhahn. “The ACL’s recognition through the NLC program and the generous grant from The Health Foundation will collectively empower us to elevate our services, reach more underserved populations, and make a lasting impact on the local healthcare landscape.”

“Inclusive Alliance’s participation in the prestigious NLC as well as the recent financial boost will significantly enhance our capacity to serve the community, particularly in addressing health-related social needs in underserved areas,” said Tania Anderson, Board President of the Inclusive Alliance. “This dual achievement positions Inclusive Alliance as a leader in innovative and equitable health solutions at the regional and national level”.

The NLC program launched in December 2023 and will continue through the summer of 2024, marking a period of learning & development for Inclusive Alliance.

About Inclusive Alliance IPA Inc

Inclusive Alliance is an Independent Practice Association of community-based organizations of varying sizes and scopes of services across Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego counties and beyond. The mission of the Inclusive Alliance is to advance the growth and quality of cost effective and inclusive services for children and adults through innovation, collaboration and coordination. The Inclusive Alliance’s purpose is to prepare members for managed care and value-based payment.