January 17, 2018
For years, patients struggling with opioid abuse have reported that their dependence on the powerful painkillers began with a prescription from their doctor. Now a new study shows just how pervasive this pathway to addiction is in the Finger Lakes region.
December 19, 2017
Black and Latino children with asthma in the Finger Lakes Region are four times more likely than their white peers to wind up in pediatric emergency rooms, according to a new issue brief on pediatric asthma from Common Ground Health.
December 19, 2017
When New York state launched its Regulatory Modernization Initiative for health care this fall, Common Ground Health made sure that our region was part of the change conversation.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Common Ground Health, a Rochester-based health planning organization, studied the nine-county Finger Lakes region and found that overdose deaths involving opioids soared 46 percent from 2015 to 2016. Heroin overdoses more than doubled to 613. African Americans had significantly lower rates of opioid-related ER visits than whites or Hispanics, although all demographic groups experienced huge increases since 2010. Read the full report here.
Jan 21, 2018 - Common Ground Health, a nonprofit advocacy group, reports that from 2014 to 2016, more than half of people who overdosed on opioids in the Finger Lakes region had a previous prescription for painkillers. While Monroe County has made progress in addressing the issue, there is still much work to be done. See the entire story here.
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