March 19, 2019
Too many people in our community are dying prematurely due to violence. To address this public health issue, the African American Health Coalition with the Latino Health Coalition is holding the 1st annual “Speak Life!” conference focusing on violence and its impact on health.
February 26, 2019
Healthi Kids has created a new video showcasing PlayROCs’ play days, advocacy and neighborhood transformations. The Common Ground Health initiative hopes to galvanize supporters to spread the play movement throughout - and beyond - Rochester.
February 26, 2019
For the past decade, the High Blood Pressure Collaborative has focused on reducing strokes, heart attacks and other catastrophic health outcomes linked to hypertension. To celebrate the region’s steady progress and to lay the ground work for the next chapter in addressing chronic illness, the Collaborative has published a 10-year retrospective.
January 28, 2019
Over the past three years, His Branches in Rochester reduced wait times for patients, improved patient outcomes and created a work environment that was less stressful. Together these changes helped the safety net practice renew its Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certification through the New York PCMH program, which began in 2018.
January 18, 2019
Together with partners at S2ay Rural Health Network, Foodlink and a steering committee of local experts, Common Ground Health is seeking to learn more about the access that different communities have to fruits and vegetables, and how these varying levels of access are connected to rates of diet-related illnesses.
December 18, 2018
Motivational interviewing puts patients in the driver's seat on behavior change. Common Ground has helped coach clinicians on using motivational interviewing as part of practice transformation.
March 8, 2019 - Cardiovascular Business featured Common Ground's work with the High Blood Pressure Collaborative as part of an article on how health care organizations are guiding patients to non-medical resources, whether for prevention, management or recovery. "Make sure physicians know how to make an impact—and that they have the tools to do just that," says Thomas Mahoney, MD, chief medical officer of Common Ground Health.
Jan. 28, 2019 - Mike Bulger, healthy communities project coordinator for Common Ground Health was one of the guest speakers on WXXI's Connections Program to discuss creating healthy and vibrant cities for everyone. Joining him were Gil Penalosa, the founder and chair of 8 80 Cities, a non-profit organization in Canada, and Maria Furgiuele, executive director of the Community Design Center Rochester, which is part of the Reshaping Rochester series. The conversation included what Rochester can learn from communities across the globe.
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.