A remembrance of Edgar Santa Cruz
Published December 29, 2022 116 Views
“I’ll Be There.” - Edgar Santa Cruz Like so many, who have heard the news of Edgar Santa Cruz’s passing, we too are heartbroken. Edgar was an active member of the Latino Health Coalition convened here at Common Ground Health. While he was a man of few words, his actions sp...
African American Women Continue to Die at Higher Rates from Breast Cancer
Published March 4, 2020 1806 Views
The African American Health Coalition continues to sound the alarm about the disproportionately high rates of death for African American women from breast cancer.
Care The Way You Want It: Cultural Humility in Health Care Providers
Published June 15, 2018 7819 Views
Per the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and needs of diverse patients. Delivering care in this way is not only a good idea, it promotes better health for more people.
African-American History in Health Care – When white folks catch a cold, black folks catch pneumonia
Published June 5, 2018 1833 Views
It has been well-documented that African Americans fare worse than their white counterparts across various health indicators such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular heart disease, hypertension, sexually transmitted diseases and obesity.
Medicaid is Vital for Health Services
Published June 5, 2018 1524 Views
Medicaid has made it possible for our most vulnerable populations to receive medical care. As part of the new AHCA legislation, there would be drastic changes to Medicaid that would be devastating to the most vulnerable people of New York state and here in Monroe County.
What Can We Do to Prevent STDs?
Published June 5, 2018 1652 Views
According to the 2012 Monroe County Department of Health’s Adolescent Health Report Card, 57% of high school students in the city of Rochester reported ever engaging in sexual activity.
The Social Determinants of Health: Your Zip Code Matters
Published May 29, 2018 9433 Views
African-American Women Face Higher Risk of Death from Breast Cancer
Published May 17, 2018 19206 Views
African Americans Can Do More to Reduce Tobacco-Related Illnesses
Published May 8, 2018 1486 Views
For African American communities in particular, tobacco-use rates are exceptionally disturbing, as 19.6 percent identify as regular tobacco users in Monroe County, compared to 10.6 percent of whites. Along with increased cancer risk, there is also an increased risk for developing heart disease, or stroke.
Know Your HIV Status
Published May 7, 2018 1622 Views
HIV/AIDS is not the death sentence it once used to be. With help from community activists, researchers and scientists, HIV is now labeled a livable, manageable, chronic blood condition.
Where You Live Can Significantly Impact Your Health
Published May 7, 2018 1593 Views
Our homes should be a safe place to live, and raise a family. But what happens when our own homes make us sick, or poison us?
Leadership Needed from the African-American Faith-Based Community
Published May 1, 2018 1605 Views
Our clergy must use their power to lift up their congregations to overcome the issues that plague our neighborhoods.
Is Incarceration a Catalyst for Worsening Health?
Published April 26, 2018 1542 Views
African Americans, who are most likely to be incarcerated, often have disproportionately high rates of many chronic and infectious diseases.
Health Literacy: What Is It And Why Is It Important To Me?
Published April 20, 2018 1681 Views
health literacy is defined as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.”
Do You See Me? Racism, Implicit Bias and Their Effects on Health
Published April 20, 2018 2140 Views
There is growing evidence showing that “implicit bias” among health care professionals can lead to unequal treatment of patients based on race. This unequal treatment can result in care decisions with poor outcomes.
DSRIP 101: Strengthening the Medicaid Safety Net
Published April 17, 2018 2170 Views
The DSRIP program in our region requires safety net providers to collaborate around the implementation of 11 innovative projects that seek to improve the health care system and better coordinate care. If done successfully, the region could potentially earn up to $565M to reinvest in health care.
The opioid epidemic: how to help people with addiction
Published December 28, 2016 1158 Views
Maybe you have seen signs of an opioid addiction: empty prescription bottles, needle marks on an arm, or money gone missing and unexplained.
Knowing signs of opioid addiction can save a life
Published November 30, 2016 2208 Views
Getting healthy by getting involved with your care
Published August 15, 2016 1208 Views
Health Checkup: Keep kids active, learning in summer
Published May 9, 2016 1097 Views
If your kids are anything like mine, they’ve started the countdown to the first day of summer vacation, when they can forget about the days of homework and testing. But research shows that for most kids, summer break leads to summer learning loss and, for some, summer weight gain.