November 15, 2019
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
COMMON GROUND HEALTH TO RELEASE MAJOR HEALTH REPORT
Will call for community action to address significant disparities
WHAT: Common Ground Health, a nationally recognized population health improvement organization for the nine-county Rochester-Finger Lakes region, is set to release a critical community health report. Overloaded: The Heavy Toll of Poverty on Our Region’s Health connects the dots between life lived on the financial edge and appalling health inequities – unfair and avoidable sickness and death linked to income, race and other factors. It weaves together health data, personal stories and analysis of more than 6,800 responses to Common Ground’s My Health Story survey conducted in 2018.
PHOTO OP: A brief press conference with regional leaders will be held to officially release the extensive report and call for collaboration across geographies, sectors, backgrounds and perspectives to challenge the tangle of structural inequities that currently lead to poor health.
Interviews with subject matter experts will be available directly following along with printed copies of the report, which will be made available online to the public upon the event’s conclusion.
WHO: Wade Norwood, Chief Executive Officer of Common Ground Health
Leonard Brock, Executive Director of Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI), United Way of Greater Rochester
Diane Devlin, Public Health Director of Wayne County Department of Public Health
Andrea Clarke, Community Health Worker of Anthony L. Jordan Health Center
Cynthia Clay, Member of RMAPI’s Single Female Head of Household Cohort
WHEN: Monday, November 18, 2019
Press Conference: 11:00 a.m.
Interviews with Spokespeople: Directly following press conference
WHERE: Common Ground Health
1150 University Ave Building 5
Rochester, NY 14607
About Common Ground Health
Founded in 1974, Common Ground is a nationally recognized population health improvement organization for the nine-county Rochester-Finger Lakes region. 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. Learn more about our community tables, our data resources and our initiatives to improve health equity at www.commongroundhealth.org.