October 31, 2018
Common Ground Health’s newly updated Health Equity Chartbook uses data analysis from multiple sources and more than 300 data graphs and maps to understand inequities—and to inform efforts to eliminate them.
October 31, 2018
Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health, shares how the High Blood Pressure Collaborative initiatives in doctors’ offices, churches and barbershops and salons have helped residents better manage their health and wellbeing.
October 11, 2018
A teacher of a nutrition class at an affordable living complex helps residents learn how to use fresh foods grown at a community garden at the facility to cut salt and improve their health.
October 04, 2018
Sixteen local groups, ranging from health organizations to government to cycling nonprofits, have banded together to launch a new community campaign aimed at reducing the number of crashes between motor vehicles and pedestrians and bicyclists. Called Drive 2B Better, the campaign asks drivers to slow down, scan and space their vehicles three feet from bicycles every time they’re behind the wheel.
September 20, 2018
Earlier this year we sat down with Sue Segelman, the nutrition outreach and education program coordinator at Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc., to talk about what she sees as our region's greatest challenges to ensuring access to fruits and vegetables for everyone. We also talked about the "programs of promise" that help make fruits and vegetables more widely available.
September 11, 2018
Parsells Avenue and Greeley Street were transformed Sept. 8 as part of the Complete Streets Makeover project, a creative way to test street enhancements that could make neighborhoods roads more welcoming for non-vehicular traffic.
August 23, 2018
It’s one thing for medical practices to push for better blood pressure rates among patients. It’s another for them to see—with colorful numbers, charts and graphs—whether their efforts are making a difference.
And in large part because of the High Blood Pressure Registry, they are.
Rochester Beacon Academy
Nov. 9, 2018 - Sister Christine Wagner, head of Common Ground Health's Partnership for Access to Healthcare Committee, and David Klein, adviser to the CEO of URMC, wrote an op-ed on the issue of a single payer system. Klein spoke of Common Ground's contributions in health planning, primary care practice management and reducing disparities in care delivery, and also the Community Technology Assessment Advisory Board (CTAAB) and its role providing recommendations to health plans.
Livingston County News
Nov. 13, 2018 - The Genesee Valley Greenway could provide a path to good health, according to a recent health impact assessment from Common Ground Health and the Genesee Transportation Council. More details on the study, including recommendations for improving the Greenway's ability to improve public health are included in our recent 36-page Health and Wellness Guide. The article about the Genesee Valley Greenway appears on page 31 of the Guide.
We bring together decision makers from across the community to discuss regional health challenges and build consensus around solutions.
We help medical practices embrace a team approach to care, a new model that improves outcomes, lowers costs and increases patient and doctor satisfaction.
Working with parents, government officials and school staff, our Healthi Kids Coalition is helping to improve lunchroom nutrition, create safer play spaces and increase physical activity during the school day.
High Blood Pressure
This business-led health campaign supports initiatives in medical practices, congregations, worksites, neighborhoods and even barbershops and salons.