Independent Health’s 2020 Report to the Community

Throughout our 40-year history, Independent Health has long had a clear sense of priorities for our community. The obstacles presented over the past year haven’t changed our mission, but have only brought it into sharper focus. Our 2020 Report to the Community – Health and Hope Grow Here - highlights the power of collaboration and community as we help people get and stay healthy.

Molly Mathur, benefits and compensation manager, Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo

A Story of Health and Hope from an Employer

Steve Milbrand, Independent Health member

A Story of Health and Hope from a Member

Pamela Reed, M.D., chief clinical practitioner, Community Health Center of Buffalo

A Story of Health and Hope from a Physician Partner

Anna Ireland Mongo, Ph.D., chief program officer, Jericho Road Community Health Center

A Story of Health and Hope from a Community Member

Alexander Wright, J.D., founder and general manager, African Heritage Food Co-op

A Story of Health and Hope from a Community Partner

Cheryl Clifford, practice manager, Clifford Family Practice

A Story of Health and Hope from a Physician Practice

The Independent Health Foundation

Providing support and resources through programs and events

Community Benefit Report


We believe everyone deserves to live their healthiest life and creating opportunities for a healthier life is central to our mission. Through numerous contributions and corporate sponsorships, Independent Health contributed more than $25 million in 2020 to improve the health and well-being of our greater community, including significant dollars earmarked for underserved and at-risk populations.

As part of our support, throughout 2020 Independent Health provided in-kind community benefit investments, including volunteer service of our associates and other corporate resources such as: distributing COVID safety protocol signage and supplies (masks, hand sanitizers and gloves) to our community partners and tote bags to local pantries as they provided free fresh food to vulnerable people to combat food insecurity.

Independent Health’s Community Benefit Report provides and overview of these and other activities throughout 2020.