October 31, 2018
Common Ground Health’s newly updated Health Equity Chartbook uses data analysis from multiple sources and more than 300 data graphs and maps to understand inequities—and to inform efforts to eliminate them.
December 18, 2018
Motivational interviewing puts patients in the driver's seat on behavior change. Common Ground has helped coach clinicians on using motivational interviewing as part of practice transformation.
December 07, 2018
A farmers market just for kids lets them try new vegetables without risking a family’s limited food budget. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier runs the Kids' Farmers Market program, which allows kids to "shop" for vegetables of their own choosing.
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.
October 11, 2018
A teacher of a nutrition class at an affordable living complex helps residents learn how to use fresh foods grown at a community garden at the facility to cut salt and improve their health.
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.
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.
Jan. 16, 2019 - Play Walk, which is an initiatiave of the Healthi Kids Coalition at Common Ground Health, is included in the plans for ROC the Riverway. Representatives for some projects included in the Roc the Riverway initiative met to discuss each project's center city cultural initiative and their progress. It was during this meeting that more information on the "Play Walk" idea was shared. The idea is for an interactive walk, starting at the Strong Museum and is similar to the Story Walk at the Phillis Wheatley Library.
Dec. 14, 2018 - Erick Stephens, parent engagement specialist for the Healthi Kids initiative at Common Ground Health and father of four, was a guest speaker during the first hour of WXXI Connections with Evan Dawson, to discuss the free-range parenting movement and how unstructured play can impact child development. They also talked about the barriers to free-range play and how parents can overcome them. You can listen to the entire program by clicking here.
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
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