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    Eight reasons to stay focused on high blood pressure

    June 27, 2018

    The latest high blood pressure registry along with other local data show that high blood pressure and heart disease are leading drivers of premature mortality in our nine county Finger Lakes region, particularly for African Americans. View all eight data slides showing why we should stay focused on this chronic illness.

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    Faith communities provide powerful path to health

    June 29, 2018

    An innovative initiative in a dozen African American churches has helped reduce dangerously high blood pressure rates among participants by more than 60 percent. Discover how spiritual support for healthy living is making a difference.

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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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  • Bike share has a health potential

    Rochester City Newspaper

    July 9, 2018Bicycling has many well-documented health benefits, and with people pedaling the Pace bikes around town, Common Ground Health and the Genesee Transportation Council decided to take a look at the program’s existing and potential health benefits. Common Ground Health's report also noted the bikes are more prevalent in the city’s affluent southeast neighborhoods than in its northeast and westside neighborhoods. The report has two dozen recommendations for the bike share system, but one most pointed is a call to prioritize the placement of new bike share-stations in low-income census tracts.

  • Connections: How to make streets safer for neighborhood kids

    WXXI News

    June 26, 2018 - Mike Bulger, coordinator for the Healthy Communities Project at Common Ground Health, was a guest on the WXXI Connections show with Evan Dawson. The discussion was centered around making streets safer for neighborhood children. With the summer kicking off, more children are playing outside in their neighborhoods and streets. New research shows that car crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists are more frequent in some of Rochester’s most economically-challenged neighborhoods.

Initiatives

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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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