March 28, 2018
An experience in Debbie Wise's salon motivated her to learn how to monitor blood pressure. She is one of nine salon and barber shop owners who are community health educators in Rochester.
March 27, 2018
Learn more about New York's Prevention Agenda and share your feedback as the state sets new priorities for health improvement.
March 26, 2018
Current and former colleagues celebrate the legacy of Lynn Varricchio, Common Ground Health's longest-serving employee who retires at the end of March.
Apr. 2, 2018 - On a recent Friday morning, the reception area at CASA-Trinity of Chemung on Lake Street In Elmira was filled with adults — men and women of all ages, all styles of dress. They had one common link: seeking help for their addictions, many of which likely involved opioids. Opioid abuse represents the most common diagnosis for adults — having even eclipsed alcohol beginning a year ago. According to Common Ground Health, a Rochester-based research group, Chemung County had the highest rate of opioid abuse in 2016 within a nine-county region.
Mar. 27, 2018 - A second blog by ReThink Health Ventures coach Sherry Immediato offers lessons that other multisector transformation efforts might learn from the experience in the Finger Lakes. She stated "it’s inspiring to see Common Ground Health expand its vision to include reducing health disparities in the region. Moving forward, Common Ground Health has established a new working group that is focused on what it would mean to deliver on the value proposition."
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.