Does poverty make us sick?

Does poverty make us sick?

For Dianne Cooney Miner, who was portraying a single father with two children, taking in a boarder seemed like a good decision to make ends meet during a poverty simulation March 26 at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside.

FLHSA applauds choice of Fran Weisberg to lead United Way

FLHSA applauds choice of Fran Weisberg to lead United Way

Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency congratulates the United Way of Greater Rochester for its choice of Fran Weisberg as president and CEO. The agency also thanks Peter Carpino for a decade of service to the United Way, during which time he worked collaboratively with the FLHSA.

Neighborhoods and health linked, shows data

Neighborhoods and health linked, shows data

Early death is more common among those who live in ZIP codes in Rochester with a lower socioeconomic status, presenters from the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency told members of the medical community during Public Health Grand Rounds March 6 at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

David Anderson on the early work of the lead coalition

David Anderson on the early work of the lead coalition

Community leader and actor Dr. David Anderson recounted the early effort to eradicate lead poisoning as part of the agency’s “lunch and learn” diversity programming.

Lead paint may still lurk on the porch

Lead paint may still lurk on the porch

Housing regulations have been key to lowering rates of lead poisoning, but new research finds that porches may remain a danger to children’s health.

FLHSA receives $5 million from state for regional heatlh planning, technical expertise

FLHSA receives $5 million from state for regional heatlh planning, technical expertise

The Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency will receive $5 million over two years from New York State to support coordinated health planning in the nine-county Finger Lakes region. As part of the grant, the agency also will provide technical assistance for the state’s 10 other regional health planning organizations.

Innovative blood pressure initiative expands to the Finger Lakes

Innovative blood pressure initiative expands to the Finger Lakes

To control high blood pressure, patients for years have been encouraged to “know your numbers.” Now medical practices in the Finger Lakes are heeding their own advice. 

Community-wide effort improves blood pressure control

Community-wide effort improves blood pressure control

An innovative business-led health campaign is promoting community-wide employee wellness programs and helped to launch the Rochester's regional electronic health information exchange.

New reports find "place matters" in understanding impact of racial health disparities

New reports find "place matters" in understanding impact of racial health disparities

People of color living in Rochester neighborhoods with the highest concentration of poverty  are more inclined to suffer negative health outcomes than people residing anywhere else in  Monroe County.  That is among the findings of newly released studies examining the local impact of health care disparities.

High Blood Pressure Collaborative chair receives award

High Blood Pressure Collaborative chair receives award

High Blood Pressure Collaborative Chair Paul Speranza, Jr. received a 2014 Health Care Achievement Award

WXXI healthy homes series spotlights lead hazards

WXXI healthy homes series spotlights lead hazards

This WXXI segment reviews lead issues and cleaning techniques for safe living in older homes with lead paint.

Lead coalition honored by EPA

Lead coalition honored by EPA

The Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning has been selected as a winner of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Achievement Award for its leadership in community-based efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning.