Food and Health Connection

This report is the culmination of a two-year exploration into the food and health landscape in the nine-county Finger Lakes region. Based on data from New York State and local sources, the report documents the prevalence of diet-related illness and examines the barriers residents face to eating fruits and vegetables.

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Year in Review: Working together to improve health

Publication Common Ground: It's who we are and what we help build. With a regional reach, a data driven approach and the ability to provide backbone support for health transformation, Common Ground Health has built the capacity to spearhead health improvement initiatives.

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High Blood Pressure Collaborative

This 10-year retrospective on Rochester's High Blood Pressure Collaborative documents the initiative's programs and progress, including the 41 percent drop in dangerously high hypertension rates since 2010.

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Health Equity Chartbook 2018

This 185-page report is our most comprehensive examination to date of health disparities across the region. Through more than 200 graphs and maps, the Chart Book examines the interplay of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status and geography.

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Genesee Valley Greenway Health Impact Assessment

A new Health Impact Assessment (HIA) recommends dozens of upgrades to the Genesee Valley Greenway to help the 90-mile linear park reach its potential as a health resource for Monroe and Livingston counties.

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Bike Share Health Impact Assessment

Rochester's bike share program holds tremendous potential for supporting more active, healthier lives for residents, according to a new Health Impact Assessment (HIA) from Common Ground Health and the Genesee Transportation Council.

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Place matters for bicyclists and pedestrians

A new data brief from the Healthi Kids team shows some neighborhoods in the city of Rochester are less safe for bicylists and pedestrians. Walkers, runners and bikers from some neighborhoods were more likely to go to emergency departments after cars hit them.

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Pain killers linked to opioid overdoses

This issue brief finds that half of opioid overdoses in the Finger Lakes were associated with legal prescriptions from 2014-2016. Overdoses and prior prescriptions is consistent across all communities.

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Pediatric Asthma Control

This issue brief explores our region's favorable asthma control rates, while also calling attention to preventable asthma hospitalizations rates that are much higher for African American and Latino youths than for whites.

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Barriers to Health Care

Lack of health insurance is often deemed the #1 challenge that low income residents face in accessing medical treatment.  However, this white paper found that poverty blocks access to health care, even for those with insurance.

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Monroe County Health Profile, 2017

The 18-page Monroe County Health Profile provides a summary of health data, including health behaviors, social determinants of health, life expectancy, disparity, causes of death and other population health measures.

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Chemung County Health Profile, 2017

The 18-page Chemung County Health Profile provides a summary of health data, including health behaviors, social determinants of health, life expectancy, disparity, causes of death and other population health measures.

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