A Strong Community is our Foundation.

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A healthy community benefits everyone who lives in it.

Our Mission

The Independent Health Foundation’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of the Western New York community through awareness, prevention and education programs focused on community health priorities. By collaborating with others and coordinating the support and resources people need to lead healthier lives, we:

  • Promote positive, healthy changes and behaviors in our community.
  • Provide health education and wellness screenings to underserved populations.
  • Empower individuals to become educated health care consumers.
  • Partner with local schools, community groups and businesses.

The Impact We Create Together

Throughout the year the Foundation’s signature programs and events help enhance the health and wellness of Western New Yorkers. Most programs and events are free to the entire community or offered at a very low cost.

A FREE community-based wellness program that brings resources to areas where health care is limited.

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Helping WNY make healthy decisions, whether they dine out or eat at home.

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Offering a fun way for children to stay active and make healthy choices in school and at home.

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This FREE annual walk/run at Delaware Park provides a day of healthy and family-fun activities!

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Encouraging physical activity, proper nutrition and more through this FREE after-school program.

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Providing a fun, safe, and healthy alternative for families to ring in the New Year together.

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A night of healthy and tasty treats that benefits the Foundation's signature programs and events.

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We work with a variety of partners to bring you healthy events and programs all year long!

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Together We Achieve So Much More


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Health-Focused Activities


Western New Yorkers Impacted

We Can’t Do it Alone

That’s why we partner with a variety of corporations, organizations and people who are just as passionate about enhancing the quality of life in Western New York as we are. Every contribution goes directly to programming that creates a significant impact on our community’s success.

Volunteer With Us!

You can make a huge difference in our community by offering your time, talent and energy to one of our events. To get involved, call us at (716) 635-4959 or complete our Volunteer Form.

Contact Us

Reach out with questions or for more information. Call (716) 635-4959 or email foundation@independenthealth.com

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Keep up with our social media for the latest on all activities, events and more!

Calendar of Events

Independent Health and the Independent Health Foundation offer a wide range of events, programs and other opportunities throughout the year for the community to become more engaged in their own health.