April 05, 2017
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, one of the nation’s oldest and most effective regional health planning organizations, announced March 3 that it is now Common Ground Health. The Rochester, N.Y. based nonprofit is rebranding to better reflect its mission to help our region find common ground on health issues.
April 13, 2017
Learn more about farming, health and their linkage through food access in this video, which was created for the Food, Farms and Health Symposium on April 11, 2017.
May 18, 2017
The Finger Lakes region is rich in fruit and vegetable farms. Yet in an area of agricultural abundance, 22 percent of the population goes without eating healthy, fresh food. That malnourishment has a profound impact on health outcomes.
March 28, 2017
The Food, Farms and Health Symposium, which explores food scarcity amid agricultural abundance, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 11, at the New York Wine & Culinary Center.
May 16, 2017 - F.F. Thompson Hospital will buy Canandaigua Medical Group in a deal cementing a long-standing relationship. Albert Blankley, Common Ground Health's director of research and analytics, said the deal is an example of health systems buying practices to help the medical groups achieve economies of scale.
May 3, 2017 - Representatives from seven area colleges that are either smoke-free or are moving in that direction gathered at RIT to celebrate tobacco-free policies. The Million Hearts High Blood Pressure Collaborative Steering Committee, in partnership with the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Health Care Initiative, the Smoking and Health Action Coalition of Monroe County, and the American Heart Association, hosted the event.
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.
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This business-led health campaign supports initiatives in medical practices, congregations, worksites, neighborhoods and even barbershops and salons.