Related Reports

These reports were completed by other local organizations and/or include local, regional, and state data that may be helpful for those working on Age Friendly Erie County efforts. Links will connect you directly to the sources of this information. If you have a related report with useful regional data that you would like to post on the Age Friendly Erie County website please contact us


The Population Health Collaborative's data website Keys to Health is a "one-stop shop" for all your data needs.  This website houses health data at the state, regional, county and zip-code level.  Platform tools and features include data dashboards of health and quality of life indicators, indicator comparisons across geographies and sub-populations, Nielsen Claritas demographic profiles, socio-needs index to identify areas of greatest socioeconomic need, promising practices database of best and evidence-based programs and, resource library to house important community resources. 

Erie County New York Department of Health Data and Statistics

The mission of the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is to promote and protect the health, safety, and well-being of Erie County residents through active prevention, education, enforcement, advocacy and partnerships. Their website also provides data and statistics on varying health related topics within the region.


To strengthen the safety net in communities where residents are struggling the most, The John R. Oishei Foundation created the Mobile Safety-Net Team Initiative in 2009 to go into communities in Erie and Niagara Counties to assess how the downturn in the economy is impacting residents, help connect residents with services, and build relationships with service providers. In 2012, twelve representative communities were selected for additional assessment and investment as part of the Mobile Safety-Net Team initiative, which included the team’s partnership with the University at Buffalo Regional Institute. This research was designed to gather additional insights from residents, conduct focus groups, hear from organizations and develop a tool that will assist foundations and communities in strengthening the safety net of services. The in-depth analysis and recommendations in the reports are grounded in this research conducted by the University at Buffalo Regional Institute and the Mobile Safety-Net Team and are intended to spur thought in the community about opportunities to create a stronger human services safety-net.


The Racial Equity Roundtable includes more than 30 community leaders from public, private, nonprofits and faith institutions convened to advance racial equity and promote the change required to accelerate a shared regional prosperity. This report was funded by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and authored by the University at Buffalo Regional Institute and Make Communities.


Complete Streets is an emerging urban planning paradigm that strives to balance the needs of pedestrians and
bicyclists with those of automobile drivers and transit users. A streetscape designed according to Complete Streets often includes features such as traffic calming measures, designated bike lanes, and enhanced intersections that facilitate pedestrian crossing. This report, authored by the IDeA Center in collaboration with GObike Buffalo, provides a starting point for municipalities seeking to create a “report card” of indicators that demonstrate the impact of their local Complete Streets initiatives. The chapters herein describe measures that assess seven areas of impact: bicycle/pedestrian, citizen feedback, economic, environmental, health, multi-modal level of service, and safety.


University at Buffalo Regional Institute: Local IMPACT Strategies to Promote Mobility

In support of the p2 Collaborative of Western New York’s Local Initiatives for Multi-Sector Public Health ACTion (IMPACT) Program, UBRI conducted a regional assessment to reveal how walking and physical activity are promoted by the plans and policies of communities across Western New York.

The study included an extensive review of local comprehensive plans and ordinances and a survey of local planners and decision makers. Findings were grounded in local context by taking a look at indicators of health outcomes and current conditions regarding pedestrian mobility across Western New York.


United Way brings people, organizations and resources together to improve community well-being. The report found that 42% of seniors in Erie County face financial hardship and suggested ways to increase the financial stability in Erie County.


Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) is a community-based think tank that provides research and advocacy support to a broad range of partners. In this report PPG draw on past work and supplement it with new research and analysis to present a broad range of affordable housing strategies for the City of Buffalo.