Rita Hubbard-Robinson
NeuWater & Associates, LLC
Buffalo, New York
Rita Hubbard-Robinson, the CEO of NeuWater & Associates, LLC, has been committed to the improvement of health and social determinants of health for over 30 years. Currently, under contract with Millennium Collaborative Care, a NYS Medicaid reform project, she works with community based organizations in WNY to connect individuals to healthcare and wellness services. Serves is a lead developer of Buffalo’s Healthy Corner Store Initiative. Developed a community engagement and education component to improve community capacity. Founder and Developer of Project Rainfall, a social enterprise focused on an indoor produce growing facility as an engine to improve access to healthy food and wellness. Formerly the Director of Institutional Advancement at the Erie County Medical Center Foundation, she was the organizer of the Farmer’s Market at Grider, an innovative project focusing on making fresh fruits, vegetables and wellness activities available in the Delavan Grider community in Buffalo. Rita was also ECMC’s lead person with the Great Lakes Health System of Western New York in coordinating community outreach initiatives. She is the host of the Millennium Health Matters Radio Show and was also the co-host of the weekly Great Lakes Health Radio Show. Highlights of Ms. Hubbard-Robinson work include: Coordination of the Mobile Mammography Coach which in its first two and a half years of operation, provided screenings for over 4,000 women and saved eight lives. She has instituted “pathways to healthcare career programs” like, the ECMC Healthcare Professions Conference for middle schoolers, from 2009-2015 offering 200 Buffalo Public School students, each year, an opportunity to learn about the healthcare professions. Also to her credit, Ms. Hubbard-Robinson coordinated the first of its kind at ECMC, seven successful summer youth internship programs teaching over 550 Western New York high school youth the fundamentals of being successful in a healthcare workplace.
Racial equity
Growing food locally/jobs/aggregation
Community knowledge/empowerment
Community/Population Health
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