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    Video: Evolving a culture of health

    October 31, 2018

    Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health, shares how the High Blood Pressure Collaborative initiatives in doctors’ offices, churches and barbershops and salons have helped residents better manage their health and wellbeing.

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    Campaign aims to make streets safer for walkers and bikers

    October 04, 2018

    Sixteen local groups, ranging from health organizations to government to cycling nonprofits, have banded together to launch a new community campaign aimed at reducing the number of crashes between motor vehicles and pedestrians and bicyclists. Called Drive 2B Better, the campaign asks drivers to slow down, scan and space their vehicles three feet from bicycles every time they’re behind the wheel.

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    "Affordability is always the focus": a conversation with Sue Segelman

    September 20, 2018

    Earlier this year we sat down with Sue Segelman, the nutrition outreach and education program coordinator at Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc., to talk about what she sees as our region's greatest challenges to ensuring access to fruits and vegetables for everyone. We also talked about the "programs of promise" that help make fruits and vegetables more widely available.

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    Neighborhood intersection gets an extreme makeover

    September 11, 2018

    Parsells Avenue and Greeley Street were transformed Sept. 8 as part of the Complete Streets Makeover project, a creative way to test street enhancements that could make neighborhoods roads more welcoming for non-vehicular traffic. 

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    How clinical data and coaching are driving improvement in high blood pressure

    August 23, 2018

     It’s one thing for medical practices to push for better blood pressure rates among patients. It’s another for them to see—with colorful numbers, charts and graphs—whether their efforts are making a difference.

     And in large part because of the High Blood Pressure Registry, they are.

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  • Is single payer in New York the answer?

    Rochester Beacon Academy

    Nov. 9, 2018 - Sister Christine Wagner, head of Common Ground Health's Partnership for Access to Healthcare Committee, and David Klein, adviser to the CEO of URMC, wrote an op-ed on the issue of a single payer system. Klein spoke of Common Ground's contributions in health planning, primary care practice management and reducing disparities in care delivery, and also the Community Technology Assessment Advisory Board (CTAAB) and its role providing recommendations to health plans.

  • Health & Wellness - Genesee Valley Greenway

    Livingston County News

    Nov. 13, 2018 - The Genesee Valley Greenway could provide a path to good health, according to a recent health impact assessment from Common Ground Health and the Genesee Transportation Council. More details on the study, including recommendations for improving the Greenway's ability to improve public health are included in our recent 36-page Health and Wellness Guide. The article about the Genesee Valley Greenway appears on page 31 of the Guide.

Initiatives

Convening

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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