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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, show 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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  • Pace Bike Share Celebrates 1 Year, Focuses on Accessibility

    Open Mic Rochester

    June 20, 2018 - It's coming up on one year since bike-sharing launched in the Rochester area and bike enthusiasts and health researchers are exploring ways to expand the program and further emphasize wellbeing. A health impact assessment was released by Common Ground Health, and Trilby de Jung, CEO stated that “HIAs are an important new decision-making tool for policy makers, and informed by rigorous data analysis and broad community involvement, HIAs can help us take health into account before decisions are made on a project.”

  • Better access to bike share program can make us all healthier, report says

    Democrat and Chronicle

    June 19, 2018 - A health impact assessment released by Genesee Transportation Council and Common Ground Health made suggestions to improve the bike share program operated by Pace, which now only has a credit/debit card option, and is a barrier for some. “We want everyone to live as healthy a life as possible,” said Albert Blankley, director of research and analytics for Common Ground Health. Subsidizing the fee, adding bikes for people with different abilities, putting stations at grocery stores and in neighborhoods where people have poor health also were part of the assessment.

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

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

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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.

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This business-led health campaign supports initiatives in medical practices, congregations, worksites, neighborhoods and even barbershops and salons.

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