716-851-4052

WNY WALKS! Community Advocacy Team!

Check out our B-WELL & Healthy Communities Shows!

Healthy Communities Team at Channel 7 Studio!

Check out Summer spots that Buffalo has to offer!

The Healthy Communities Movement began in America in 1989, and is a global movement to address community health and quality of life. The Healthy Communities Movement is a strategic and comprehensive method to improve community health because it focuses on the social, environmental, economic, and human health dimensions that contribute to a community’s health!

Social/Civic Capital

Social Capital is the networks of relationships and social supports we have based on norms of trust and reciprocity. Positive Social Capital is associated with positive health!

Economic Capital

Our economy influences our health and quality of life through (un)employment, stress, mental health, and access to healthy foods and safety!

Human Capital

Human ‘Capital’ is best measured by human health! This health is multidimensional: it includes physical, mental, social, and emotional health to support healthy and happy communities!

Environmental Capital

Our environment incorporates our air, water, and soil quality, and also focuses on our built environment like sidewalk safety, access to healthy grocery stores and quality schools!

Big Picture Media handles all of our comunications, media marketing, and social media needs!

Learn about becoming a member or ask us about website ad space today!

Cities & Towns Served by our Wellness initiatives in Erie County

Wellness News

Keep updated on news and happenings from the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo – follow our Executive Director’s newsworthy pieces through WBFO!

BWI National Health Promotion
Training Institute

Click for more online certification program information.

Wellness Events

< 2020 >
August
  • 03

    City of Buffalo Bike & Pedestrian Advisory Board Meeting

    5:30 pm-7:00 pm
    August 3, 2020

    City of Buffalo Bike & Pedestrian Advisory Board Meeting – Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) – gbnrtc.org

  • 04

    Passionate Living Show on WBBZ

    8:00 pm-9:00 pm
    August 4, 2020

    Every Tuesday and Thursday night at 8pm, check out Healthy Communities 2030! Partner Cat Miller as she explores different activities that support local health, wellness, and passion!

  • 05

    Healthy Communities 2030! Call

    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    August 5, 2020

    Weekly team call to go over progress, projects, administration and communications.

  • 05

    Healthy Communities Committee Meeting

    9:00 am-10:00 am
    August 5, 2020

    Meeting to unite healthy community efforts between Rotary International, The Niagara River Greenway Coalition, the Healthy Communities 2030! Team, and more!

  • 06

    Passionate Living Show on WBBZ

    8:00 pm-9:00 pm
    August 6, 2020

    Every Tuesday and Thursday night at 8pm, check out Healthy Communities 2030! Partner Cat Miller as she explores different activities that support local health, wellness, and passion!

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Categories

Article Archives

Wall of Fame

Click here for more local heroes!

Justin Booth

GoBike Buffalo

Pauline Giles

Dancing & Physical Activity

  • Walking Wellness 2020 – Goal 250 Million Steps ~ WATCH THE HEALTHY STEPS PROGRESS! 65% 65%
  • Walking Wellness 2019 – Goal 125 Million Steps ~ GOAL SURPASSED AT 126+ MILLION STEPS TRACKED! 101.4% 101.4%

Healthy Community Initiatives in Buffalo NY

Wintermission Buffalo

Healthy Resources for Healthy Choices

So many choices!  Lets move to make healthy ones for a better community!

The Buffalo Niagara Area is full of a attractions and healthy activities for:

Don't Miss a Beat!

Be a part of community health initiatives. 

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

This website, all text and images, Copyright© 2019 Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo
No use permitted without permission

Healthy Communities 2030!

Lucy Connery, Executive Director
65 Niagara Square, Room 607
Buffalo, NY  14202

Phone: 716-851-4052