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    Faith communities provide powerful path to health

    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.

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    Eight reasons to stay focused on high blood pressure

    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.

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    Bike share could improve public health, study finds

    June 19, 2018

    Rochester's bike share program holds tremendous potential for supporting more active, healthier lives for residents, shows a new Health Impact Assessment (HIA) from Common Ground Health and the Genesee Transportation Council.

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    Share your story to improve the region's health

    June 11, 2018

    Common Ground Health, working in partnership with the public health directors in each of our nine Finger Lakes counties, is conducting an important community health survey. Participation is needed from as many residents as possible.

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    Video: 'It's easy to open up a conversation'

    May 01, 2018

    Devon Reynolds and fellow barbers and stylists build on their close relationships with clients to address hypertension in African American neighborhoods, where our registry shows residents struggle most with high blood pressure.

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  • Creating safe neighborhoods

    Rochester City Newspaper

    Aug. 15, 2018 - Common Ground Health's Healthi Kids Coalition will hold "PlayROC's Play Streets," a resident-driven effort to improve neighborhoods and make it safer for children to be outdoors. The events will be held in the North Clinton Avenue neighborhood on Wednesday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and in Beechwood on Monday, August 20, from noon to 4 p.m., between Parcells Avenue and Melville Street. Both events will have food and provide plenty of activities for children and families.

  • Genesee Valley Greenway to be improved

    Rochester Business Journal

    Aug. 16, 2018 - A walk down the Genesee Valley Greenway trail from Genesee Valley Park, which is a 90 mile stretch of greenery, seems like it goes off into eternity. Now somewhat obscure, the trail should become better known once the Genesee Transportation Council, in collaboration with Common Ground Health and the health impact assessment they prepared, turns a spotlight on the path.

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We bring together decision makers from across the community to discuss regional health challenges and build consensus around solutions.

Practice Transformation

We help medical practices embrace a team approach to care, a new model that improves outcomes, lowers costs and increases patient and doctor satisfaction.

Healthi Kids

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.

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