Practice honored nationally for blood pressure control

Practice honored nationally for blood pressure control

A High Blood Pressure Collaborative primary care practice was honored nationally for helping its patients achieve hypertension control. Rochester Regional Health’s Unity Family Medicine at St. Bernard’s was named a 2015 Hypertension Control Champion by the national Million Hearts initiative.

Neighborhood traffic safety perceptions are linked with health outcomes

Neighborhood traffic safety perceptions are linked with health outcomes

Kids in the City of Rochester are more likely to be hit by cars than in other parts of Monroe County, which may prevent families from allowing them to play outside, according to one of several new data briefs from Healthi Kids. 

Aging expert calls for 'all hands on deck' to meet seniors' care needs

Aging expert calls for 'all hands on deck' to meet seniors' care needs

Recognizing that there will be too few geriatricians to meet the needs of our growing senior population, the medical community needs to train and make use of the talents all those who come into contact with seniors, including family caregivers and non-medical professionals, said renowned geriatrics expert Jennie Chin Hansen.

Care managers get training in crisis response

Care managers get training in crisis response

To address upticks in mental health visits and a dramatic increase in heroin overdoses, FLHSA is offering Mental Health First Aid Training to care managers in its practice transformation initiative. The free two-day course prepares clinicians to “recognize the signs, symptoms and risk factors” for mental illness, said trainer Jay Roscup, grants administrator for Eastern Wayne County schools.

National expert on health disparities to speak May 6

National expert on health disparities to speak May 6

Mary A. Pittman, chief executive officer and president of the Public Health Institute in Oakland, California., will explore the complex causes of health disparities and discuss solution to these challenge May 6 at RIT.

National expert to explore innovations in senior care

National expert to explore innovations in senior care

Jennie Chin Hansen, former president of AARP and former CEO of the American Geriatrics Society, will speak on “Who and How Will We Care? Meeting Needs of an Aging Population” Mar. 30, 2016 at 8 am.

Racial and ethnic diversity in Greater Rochester

Racial and ethnic diversity in Greater Rochester

This interactive map provides a graphic visualization of our region's racial and ethnic residential patterns. Dots represent the majority racial and ethnic makeup by Census tract and background colors show the degree of diversity for areas.

Physicians, let us help you improve high blood pressure

Physicians, let us help you improve high blood pressure

For decades, the pharmaceutical industry has used one-on-one visits to introduce physicians to new products. Find out how a similar approach can help Rochester area practices improve high blood pressure treatment.

High Blood Pressure Collaborative receives more national recognition

High Blood Pressure Collaborative receives more national recognition

Rochester's High Blood Pressure Collaborative was honored by the National Business Group on Health March 3 for its pioneering approach to reducing health disparities.

Bilingual campaign taps into reminders to ensure medications are not forgotten

Bilingual campaign taps into reminders to ensure medications are not forgotten

What’s your reminder for taking medication? That’s the question posed by a new public health campaign aimed at helping people get dangerous high blood pressure under control.

FLHSA launches health care workforce planning effort

FLHSA launches health care workforce planning effort

The Regional Consortium on Health Care Workforce will kick off a one year planning process with presentations and discussion around new primary care models. The Jan. 28 meeting is free and open to the public.

New insurance options may help get more immigrants insured

New insurance options may help get more immigrants insured

With the advent of the Essential Plan – a basic health insurance plan for lower-income people – more immigrants have an affordable option for health insurance, advocates said during a Jan. 13 webinar.