Lack of access to fruits and vegetables is directly related to higher rates of illnesses in many of our communities. But what if we removed the problem of access as a contributor to these health inequities in our region? Can we use our region’s agricultural abundance to ensure access to healthy food for all residents?
A new health impact assessment 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.
An innovative initiative in a dozen African American churches has helped reduce dangerously high blood pressure rates among participants by more than 60 percent. Discover how spiritual support for healthy living is making a difference.
The latest high blood pressure registry along with other local data show that high blood pressure and heart disease are leading drivers of premature mortality in our nine county Finger Lakes region, particularly for African Americans. View all eight data slides showing why we should stay focused on this chronic illness.
Rochester's bike share program holds tremendous potential for supporting more active, healthier lives for residents, shows a new Health Impact Assessment (HIA) from Common Ground Health and the Genesee Transportation Council.
Common Ground Health, working in partnership with the public health directors in each of our nine Finger Lakes counties, is conducting an important community health survey. Participation is needed from as many residents as possible.
Children from Cameron Community Ministries' after school program hosted their sixth annual Peace Walk through the Lyell/Otis Neighborhood. They walked to raise awareness for kids' rights to safe and accessible play spaces.
Devon Reynolds and fellow barbers and stylists build on their close relationships with clients to address hypertension in African American neighborhoods, where our registry shows residents struggle most with high blood pressure.
The Healthy Blood Pressure through Faith and Lifestyle Project helps congregants who have high blood pressure to take a mindful approach to eating and healthy living.
Given as a thank you to the 25 shops in our high blood pressure initiative, this infographic highlights the progress we are making managing this chronic illness.
An experience in Debbie Wise's salon motivated her to learn how to monitor blood pressure. She is one of nine salon and barber shop owners who are community health educators in Rochester.
Learn more about New York's Prevention Agenda and share your feedback as the state sets new priorities for health improvement.