Project Title

Healthy Food, Healthy Lives; Consumer Empowerment; and Veterans’ Health Conference Scholarships

Grant Amount


Priority Area


Date Awarded

July 1, 2016




In Progress

In a state as large as New York, a steady stream of smart, innovative work is coming from NYHealth grantees and non-grantees alike that is relevant to NYHealth’s priority areas of Healthy Food, Healthy Lives and Empowering Health Care Consumers and its focus area on Veterans’ Health.

These organizations should be elevating their work and informing key stakeholders at regional, statewide, and national conferences, meetings, and other convenings. Yet, because of a lack of resources, they are often unable to do so. Abstracts do not get written. Conferences go unattended. As the only statewide health foundation in New York, NYHealth can play a leadership role in building the field of leaders and changemakers working to build healthy communities, empower health care consumers, and improve veterans’ health in New York State. Through its Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Food, Healthy Lives; Consumer Empowerment; and Veterans’ Health Request for Proposals (RFP), NYHealth is sponsoring low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to these areas.

Below is a complete list of conference participation grantees: