State of Play in Rochester, NY, 2016

Play is happening in several Rochester neighborhoods in unsuitable places, such as parking lots and streets, according to an assessment by Healthi Kids. This data brief notes community members have said they want safe spaces for kids to play.

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Place matters when we talk about health outcomes (2016)

Studies from Healthi Kids Coalition at Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency demonstrate that crime and neighborhood perceptions of safety are a key barrier to walking, biking and playing in the neighborhood. Learn more in the data brief.

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The link between race, poverty and inequity in local health

This policy brief prepared by Healthi Kids about health disparities in Rochester notes that people who live in eight challenged zip codes in Rochester face far worse health outcomes than their suburban counterparts.

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Local health disparities affect our children, 2016

Most adults and children in Monroe County are not getting enough physical activity and one in three kids is overweight and obese, which can lead to chronic health problems, states this policy brief prepared by Healthi Kids.

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2016 Community Health Assessment for the Finger Lakes

Prepared to support county health assessments, this report documents in 40 data graphs and maps major health challenges for the Finger Lakes region, including high rates of obesity, tobacco use and behavioral health issues.

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Selective Review of Priority Health Areas for the Finger Lakes

Through more than 30 data graphs, this presentation highlights health indicators of concern for our nine-county Finger Lakes region, from high rates of obesity and smoking to a sharp spike in heroin overdoses. 

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Finger Lakes Region CT Capacity and Utilization Report, 2015

Based on FLHSA survey data from 2014, this report on CT scanners concludes that the Finger Lakes region has enough CT scanners to meet demand, while cautioning that regional hospitals may need “additional consideration” to ensure adequate capacity.

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PET Capacity and Utilization Report, 2014

Based on a 2014 survey of the providers of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans, this report concludes that the Finger Lakes Region's five PET scanners provides sufficient capacity to meet expected need, including the expanding clinical use of this imaging technology.

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MRI Report, Jan.-Dec. 2014

Based on a 2014 survey of MRI services in the Finger Lakes, this study concludes that the region's 38 MRI machines will accommodate up to a 15 percent increase in demand over the coming years.

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Regional Commission on Community Health Improvement, 2015

This commission report draws on the expertise of 150 regional leaders. Based on extensive data and research review, the report identifies prevention, senior care, and mental illness and addiction as our region's most pressing health challenges and endorses a series of collaborative, evidence-based solutions.

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Improving Walkability Around Rochester's Schools, 2015

Based on community surveys, interviews and walkability assessments, this report highlights findings and recommendations for making walking to city schools safe and fun.

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DSRIP Community Needs Assessment, 2014

Prepared for our region's Delivery Systems Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) application, this assessment indentifies health needs and opportunities for improving care for Medicaid and uninsured patients.

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