Founded in 1974 and located in Rochester, NY, Common Ground Health is one of the nation’s oldest and most effective regional health planning organizations.


We bring together leaders from health care, education, business, government and other sectors to find common ground on health challenges. Using the region's most comprehensive health data, together we hammer out strategies for better care, smarter spending and healthier people. Through all of these activities, Common Ground Health seeks to promote population health improvement and reduce health care disparities in the Finger Lakes region. 


Our foundation at Common Ground Health is built on our relationships with one another. We are learners, listeners, engagers, advocates, coaches, mentors, conveners, and more. Our staff is the most valuable resource the organization has for advancing our mission.

We create and maintain a physically, emotionally, and socially healthy work environment. We share our experience as a healthy and collaborative workplace as an example for others. We want our colleagues to look forward to coming to work each day to deliver the highest quality of work possible.

Our organization and our stories are ever-changing, growing, and improving. Everyone brings a unique perspective that enhances our collective work. We will embrace these differences as part of the process to achieve high quality outcomes. We celebrate “teachable moments” even, and especially when, they may be uncomfortable. We approach our relationships at Common Ground Health with integrity, transparency and objectivity. We value the unique contributions of our individual staff and volunteers and recognize the importance of both context and content expertise.


Common Ground Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits that include:

  • A flexible benefits plan that includes comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, a flexible spending account, and AFLAC policies
  • Generous time off package that includes PTO (paid time off), volunteer time off and paid agency holidays
  • A flexible and friendly hybrid work environment
  • 403(b) retirement plan with an employer contribution
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Agency paid life insurance, and short & long-term disability
  • Employee assistance program (EAP) and discounts through my Better Benefits (mBB).

Independent analysts at Great Place to Work® certified Common Ground Health as a great workplace in 2016, 2017 and 2020 based on anonymous surveys of staff. In survey responses, 95 percent of employees said they feel good about the ways they contribute to the community, and 99 percent said they feel a sense of pride when reviewing their accomplishments. Read the independent company review here and learn more about the certification here.


Common Ground Health is an equal opportunity employer. To apply for positions, please submit a cover letter and your resume to


Director of Whole Child Health Advocacy