January 17, 2018
For years, patients struggling with opioid abuse have reported that their dependence on the powerful painkillers began with a prescription from their doctor. Now a new study shows just how pervasive this pathway to addiction is in the Finger Lakes region.
December 19, 2017
Black and Latino children with asthma in the Finger Lakes Region are four times more likely than their white peers to wind up in pediatric emergency rooms, according to a new issue brief on pediatric asthma from Common Ground Health.
December 19, 2017
When New York state launched its Regulatory Modernization Initiative for health care this fall, Common Ground Health made sure that our region was part of the change conversation.
Oct. 8, 2017 - Common Ground Health employees Susan Hagen, director of communications, and Phyllis Jackson, community wellness project manager, were featured on the second half of 13Wham's Many Voices-Many Visions program to talk about how faith-based communities and health and wellness are intersecting. Click here to view the video.
Dec. 19, 2017 - A recent report from Common Ground Health found that for Rochester's most vulnerable popuations, barriers persist in accessing proper health care. Albert Blankley, director of research and analytics at Common Ground Health stated that the Affordable Care Act has cut the percentage of adults in Monroe County who lack health insurance by half, but in high povery neighborhoods, even residents with medical insurance are falling through the cracks. Sister Christine Wagner, executive director of St. Joseph's Neighborood Center and who sits on many committees at Common Ground Health, was also featured in this article. Read the full story here.
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