Our Community Programs

Independent Health and the Independent Health Foundation offer a variety of year-round programs that promote good nutrition and exercise for children and families.

Take a look at our current offerings for more information on how our programs support the health of our community.

Good for the Neighborhood

We bring free training for healthy living directly into the community. See where and when you can participate in the Foundation’s free health screenings, fitness and nutrition classes, a farmer’s market and more.

Get more information about our offerings on our Good for the Neighborhood page.

Healthy Options Buffalo

Thanks to the Foundation, eating out can be enjoyable and healthy! Find out which area restaurants we’ve helped to develop and identify heart-healthy menu items.

Visit the Healthy Options Buffalo website for more information.

The Fitness for Kids Challenge

We make it fun and challenging for kids to stay active and easy for them to make healthy food choices. See how the Foundation helps kids learn the basics of a healthy lifestyle.

Visit the Fitness for Kids Challenge website to find out how you can participate.

Soccer for Success

The Independent Health Foundation has brought the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s youth-development program to Western New York! Learn more about this challenging after-school activity, led by professionally trained coaches.

Want to know more? Check out our Soccer for Success page.

Fitness in the Parks

What do you get when you combine a variety of free, professionally taught fitness classes with the great outdoors? Discover when, where and how Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara have teamed up to bring this weekly program to a community park near you this summer.

You’ll find updated information on our Fitness in the Parks page.

Community All-Stars / Wellness and Diversity  Inclusion All-Stars

Independent Health and Business First have teamed up to identify and honor standout student All-Stars, made up of groups of Western New York high school seniors who exemplify outstanding qualities by making our community a better, healthier and more inclusive place to live. We’re proud to honor these special students through several of our All-Star awards and recognition programs, including our Community All-StarsWellness All-Stars and Diversity & Inclusion All-Star.