In 2021, Common Ground provided backbone support for 24 collaborative tables. Scroll over or tap on the circles below to explore the network of 240 organizations and roughly 700 individuals who serve on these health improvement initiatives. Use the search tool in the upper left corner to find a specific table, organization or person.
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What our partners say about us.
Former Executive Director, Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency
“Common Ground has an amazing ability to bring together partners from diverse areas of work and find common ground, to find that which is necessary to transform health in the ways that will best serve our community...Sitting at the tables with the multiplicity of partners has made me want to do more and go beyond that convening to what else can I do.”
Former President & CEO, Action for a Better Community
“I’ve been involved in many boards and my longest association, other than with my own board, has been with Common Ground Health. To be involved with an organization that’s serious about improving population health through collaboration, data, evidence, best practices, and then seeing some of the results of that work, is something that can keep you involved.”
Former President & CEO, Ibero-American Action League Inc.
“We have been involved with Common Ground for over 12 years. They have the expertise and the tools we need, to help us develop programs and services to improve the health outcomes of our community.”
President & CEO, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
“The Finger Lakes region is fortunate to have an innovative regional health planning organization like Common Ground Health as a vital community resource. Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have partnered with Common Ground Health on important worksite and community health issues.”
Dr. Janice Harbin, DDS
CEO, Jordan Health
“Common Ground Health is an invaluable resource because it provides the data and expertise we need as a community to make better health-improvement choices. The entire organization, from its leadership team to its staff, is committed to engaging community-based organizations and health-care consumers to have a real conversation about what’s going on in local health care.”
President & CEO, Foodlink inc.
“In the past several years, we have shifted our focus from anti-hunger to public health. Common Ground has been a critical partner in this work. They have provided us with key data, helped to convene important networks, and worked collaboratively on various projects and initiatives—including those aimed at increasing access to nutritious food for all.”
Mark Taubman, MD
CEO, University of Rochester Medical Center and Dean of UR Medicine
“Through rigorous, ongoing health assessments, Common Ground brings to light critical public health issues that inform and drive both health system-based and collaborative solutions for our community. The organization convenes thought leaders to tackle vexing issues such as health disparities and childhood obesity, tapping into the talents and resources of our providers.”
James L. Schuppert M.D.
Former Director, Health Services, Corning Inc.
“Corning turned to Common Ground Health to help convene the key community stakeholders, organize and interpret the data and finally translate it into actionable tasks. We saw firsthand how well the organization listens to, and works as a neutral facilitator with, all stakeholders - from NGOs and health systems to government agencies and corporations.”
Director, Center for Community Engagement
“I have spent 45 years involved in local health planning. What I love about local health planning is the ability to constantly learn on one hand and to influence health care delivery decisions on the other. I will always be thankful for what I received from Common Ground Health, and I will remain a fan.”
Eva J. Thomas
Principal, The Early Childhood Program School # 57, RCSD
“Common Ground Health has been very instrumental in making parents, families, students and classroom teachers aware of how to live healthy in a school environment and beyond the school walls. I am grateful and thankful for this ongoing partnership. Together we are changing lives, we are saving lives, and we are planting seeds for a healthier generation.”
Chief Community Engagement Officer, Monroe County
Chair, African American Health Coalition
“Rochester is the only community in the state that I am aware of – and possibly in the nation – that has had volunteer coalitions dedicated to improving the health of people of color for more than a decade. Common Ground Health brings together people from different backgrounds and organizations to one table, where everyone has an equal voice – whether a corporate CEO or a grassroots community activist.”
Miguel A. Meléndez Jr.
Chief Community Engagement Officer, Ibero-American Action League Inc.
“Common Ground Health brings together different people, ideas, disciplines and challenges to navigate complex issues and to collaborate on finding concrete solutions. Through the Healthi Kids initiative, Common Ground Health engages neighbors, schools, public health professionals, engineers and advocates to comprehensively plan for the healthy futures of our community’s youth.”
Common Ground receives financial support from state, county and local governments, foundations, health insurers, business, educational institutions, non-profits and other organizations.