July 26, 2018
A new health impact assessment recommends dozens of upgrades to the Genesee Valley Greenway to help the 90-mile linear park reach its potential as a health resource for Monroe and Livingston counties.
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.
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.
June 19, 2018
Rochester's bike share program holds tremendous potential for supporting more active, healthier lives for residents, shows a new Health Impact Assessment (HIA) from Common Ground Health and the Genesee Transportation Council.
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.
June 06, 2018
Children from Cameron Community Ministries' after school program hosted their sixth annual Peace Walk through the Lyell/Otis Neighborhood. They walked to raise awareness for kids' rights to safe and accessible play spaces.
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.
Rochester City Newspaper
Aug. 15, 2018 - Common Ground Health's Healthi Kids Coalition will hold "PlayROC's Play Streets," a resident-driven effort to improve neighborhoods and make it safer for children to be outdoors. The events will be held in the North Clinton Avenue neighborhood on Wednesday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and in Beechwood on Monday, August 20, from noon to 4 p.m., between Parcells Avenue and Melville Street. Both events will have food and provide plenty of activities for children and families.
Rochester Business Journal
Aug. 16, 2018 - Through marshes, rolling hillsides, farmland and forest, a walk down the Genesee Valley Greenway trail from Genesee Valley Park seems like it stretches off into eternity. The trail is a 90 mile stretch of greenery. Now somewhat obscure, the trail should become better known once the Genesee Transportation Council, in collaboration with Common Ground Health and Ben Woelk, community infrastructure analyst and the health impact assessement he prepared, turns a spotlight on the path.
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.