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NYPIRG Redistricting Reform Event Draws Local Pols


Senator Antoine Thompson, Candidate Mark Coppola, Representative for Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Hawkins, Several Government Reform Organizations to Attend

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Every 10 years, New York State lawmakers re-draw the political boundaries of state legislative and congressional districts. Next year, New York begins that process again. Those individuals elected to state office this November will play an important role in deciding what those new lines look like and how the process itself will be undertaken.

HEALTHeLINK Unveils $16.1 Million Beacon Community Initiative to Fight Diabetes

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In June 2010, HEALTHeLINK received the largest Beacon Community Award in the United States from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Beacon Project was created to help communities use health information technology to forge cooperation and use resources effectively toward local priority health goals.

HEALTHeLINK was joined today by Dr. David Blumenthal, the point person for the national health information technology initiative, as well as other dignitaries, including Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard F.