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    “When you have kids, it's risky to buy new things”

    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. 

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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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  • Complete Streets Series (Part 1): A Neighborhood Intersection Transformed

    Reconnect Rochester

    Dec. 5, 2018 - The transformation of the intersection at Parsells Ave. and Greeley St., which was selected from over 90 publicly submitted nominations as the winner of our Complete Streets Makeoverexceeded all expectations thanks to a team of dedicated project partners, but most of all thanks to the passion and work of the Beechwood neighbors determined to make the most of the opportunity. The temporary on-street experiment was intended to implement some elements of design improvement, enough for the neighborhood to show improvement in reducing speeds and make a case for permanent change.

  • Preventing substance abuse is aim of Steuben County programs

    Catholic Courier

    Dec. 3, 2018 - When it comes to substance abuse, Catholic Charities of Steuben believes firmly in stopping a problem before it starts. One such effort is the Steuben Council on Addictions, which raises awareness on substance abuse through public events, advertising and publicity. According to information released in January 2018 by Common Ground Health, there were 14 deaths in Steuben County in 2016 due to opioid overdose — almost triple the five deaths from 2015.

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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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