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  • Ontario County ranked among highest for opioid abuse in Finger Lakes region

    Jan. 22, 2018 - Common Ground Health, a Rochester-based health planning organization, studied the nine-county Finger Lakes region and found that overdose deaths involving opioids soared 46 percent from 2015 to 2016. Heroin overdoses more than doubled to 613. African Americans had significantly lower rates of opioid-related ER visits than whites or Hispanics, although all demographic groups experienced huge increases since 2010. Read the full report here.

  • Overprescription leading to addiction in Monroe County

    Jan 21, 2018 - Common Ground Health, a nonprofit advocacy group, reports that from 2014 to 2016, more than half of people who overdosed on opioids in the Finger Lakes region had a previous prescription for painkillers. While Monroe County has made progress in addressing the issue, there is still much work to be done.  See the entire story here.

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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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