Strengthening our Community

Announcing a new Lead Prevention Program with Congressman Brian Higgins, Health Department staff and community leaders on Oct. 20, 2014
Announcing a new Lead Prevention Program with Congressman Brian Higgins, Health Department staff and community leaders on Oct. 20, 2014

Mark has made the health of Erie County residents a priority over the past years of his administration. Mark recognizes that although indicators show that the County as a whole is better off than it was a few short years ago, some of Erie County’s residents are not reaping the benefit of this upswing. He recently released a plan entitled “Initiatives for a Strong Community” full of actionable items that require the county to pair with local agencies to improve the health and wellbeing of Erie County residents.

Four years ago, Mark promised to restore the shuttered public health clinics. In 2014, Mark was proud to cut the ribbon opening the Erie County Health Mall, which will bring primary care services through a public-private partnership to Buffalo’s East Side, an area sorely lacking in health care facilities.

Mark has also made streamlining Department of Social Services a priority. He has led the restructuring of the Social Services administration to ensure the the department runs efficiently from the top down. He has also hired more caseworkers to ensure that they are not overburdened.

Erie County is a strong community that has gotten stronger over the past several years. Mark understands now is the time to leverage burgeoning opportunity so that all members of our community grow stronger and healthier together.