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Local Independent Practice Association receives funding and technical assistance for network planning, development and capacity building

Syracuse, NY (PRUnderground) January 18th, 2023

The Inclusive Alliance, an Independent Practice Association of health and human service nonprofit agencies serving the counties of Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego and beyond, announced today that they have been awarded a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York. Inclusive Alliance will use the funding to further develop their infrastructure and capacity to support member-provided programs and services to the Central New York community. The Health Foundation for Western & Central New York is also supporting technical assistance from the Western New York Integrated Care Collaborative (WNYICC).

The infrastructure supported by this grant will enable local planning and development of the Pathways Community HUB model of community-based care coordination and billing support for agencies that supply the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a lifestyle change coaching program. Building member capacity to deliver these evidence-based programs meets both Inclusive Alliance’s mission of advancing the growth and quality of cost effective and inclusive individual services for children and adults through innovation, collaboration, and coordination as well as its purpose of preparing its members for value-based payment and managed care.

“This funding & technical assistance will support planning, development, and capacity building for the central infrastructure that supports our growing network of diverse organizations,” said Lauren Wetterhahn, Executive Director of Inclusive Alliance. “Through collaboration, our network partners with foundations, governmental agencies, health insurance providers, and other non-profit agencies to deliver and expand innovative, evidence-based programs that meet key community needs and to demonstrate the impact of those services on health outcomes.”

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“Building a strong, collaborative network of human services providers is an essential strategy for improving the health of our community, and the Health Foundation is proud to support Inclusive Alliance as they build capacity to meet the needs of their member network,” said Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD, President, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York. “As the health care landscape continues to evolve, we are grateful for Inclusive Alliance’s efforts to ensure children and adults in Central New York can access the quality, inclusive services they need and deserve by fostering innovation and coordination among the agencies that serve them.”


Supported by a grant from the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York. The Health Foundation is an independent private foundation that advocates for continuous improvement in health and health care by investing in the people and organizations that serve young children and older adults.

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, Madison, 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. Learn more at