Regional leaders chart new directions for improving community health
The Regional Commission on Community Health Improvement called for a focus on preventing chronic diseases like obesity and tobacco addiction and increased efforts to connect clinical, behavioral health and community-based services.
Lead poisoned continues decade-long decrease
Monroe County and the City of Rochester are making significant progress in the campaign to end childhood lead poisoning. The number of preschoolers diagnosed with lead poisoning fell from 900 to 139 from 2004 and 2014, a drop of 85 percent.
Local barbershops and salons offer blood pressure screenings
When you go to Visions Beauty Salon in Rochester, Master Hair Professional Cassandra McCrea can style your hair—and tell you whether your blood pressure is high.
Collaborative brochure, 2015
Download a copy of the collaborative's new brochure, describing its initiatives in doctors' offices, congregations, worksites and neighborhoods. For print copies, contact Susan Hagen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585.224.3156.
Digital ‘Checkup’ helps Rochester firms shape up their wellness programs
Does your company serve healthy food for meetings, have a designated lactation room or have a CEO who participates in wellness events? Your answers could be the first step to creating a healthier work environment.
FLHSA praises state budget focus on regional health planning
The Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency applauds Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle and the state Legislature for their continued support for New York’s Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP).
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
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
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
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
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
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.