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.
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.
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.
August 07, 2018
Lack of access to fruits and vegetables is directly related to higher rates of illnesses in many of our communities. But what if we removed the problem of access as a contributor to these health inequities in our region? Can we use our region’s agricultural abundance to ensure access to healthy food for all residents?
July 26, 2018
A new health impact assessment recommends dozens of upgrades to the Genesee Valley Greenway to help the 90-mile linear park reach its potential as a health resource for Monroe and Livingston counties.
June 29, 2018
An innovative initiative in a dozen African American churches has helped reduce dangerously high blood pressure rates among participants by more than 60 percent. Discover how spiritual support for healthy living is making a difference.
June 27, 2018
The latest high blood pressure registry along with other local data show that high blood pressure and heart disease are leading drivers of premature mortality in our nine county Finger Lakes region, particularly for African Americans. View all eight data slides showing why we should stay focused on this chronic illness.
Sept. 12, 2018 - The intersection at Parsells Avenue and Greeley Street in Rochester recently transformed from a broad straightaway to a pedestrian oasis complete with colorful crosswalks, realigned curbs, a large mural in the center and painted cardboard box sculptures to represent potential permanent art installations. Data collected by Common Ground Health indicates that Beechwood residents are more likely to go to a hospital emergency department for pedestrian- and cyclist-related crashes than other areas in the city. “The support of neighborhood partners is inspiring and critical to the long-term success of the makeover,” said Mike Bulger, healthy communities project coordinator at Common Ground.
In Good Health
Aug. 22, 2018 - More than 1 million people spread across Rochester’s nine-county region share a lot of similarities and notable differences when it comes to their individual health. There is data available on some of it and there will be more, thanks to a survey conducted by Common Ground Health. “We’re really trying to understand: why are people having certain challenges with their health?” said Marc Solomon, a senior research associate at Common round. “The broader of a response we get from the population in our counties, the more likely we're able to find those areas where small investments have much bigger outcomes,” said Dr. Thomas Mahoney, chief medical officer for Common Ground.
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.