Norwood tapped for Medicaid advisory group

Norwood tapped for Medicaid advisory group

Common Ground Health CEO Wade Norwood has been appointed to the New York State Medicaid Redesign Team II, an advisory group charged with finding $2.5 billion in Medicaid savings in 2021.

College students create buzz around quitting vaping

College students create buzz around quitting vaping

During a one-day hackathon-style event at St. John Fisher College, students at six area colleges and universities heard from a local social media star how to create hit dance videos that may move their peers to quit vaping.

Study aims to encourage diversity in trail users

Study aims to encourage diversity in trail users

Common Ground and partners from across the state are studying the barriers to diversifying users of the Erie Canal trail in the region.

Economic development funding includes health-promoting awards

Economic development funding includes health-promoting awards

Several health-promoting grants were part of the millions in economic development funding Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Dec. 19 for the Finger Lakes and South Tier regions, including awards incommunity development, trails and complete streets, play and wellness and service expansion.

NY's PHIPs build relationships and create value

NY's PHIPs build relationships and create value

New York's Population Health Improvement Program contractors share a mission in helping their regions find data-driven solutions to health challenges to advance the state's prevention agenda and other state Department of Health priorities. 

Study finds region’s No. 1 health concern is poverty

Study finds region’s No. 1 health concern is poverty

Across the region’s urban, rural and suburban communities, the top health concern is poverty. It drives health inequities that undermine wellness and cut lives short more than any other single cause of illness, according to an extensive new report by Common Ground Health, the health research and planning organization for the Rochester-Finger Lakes region.

Common Ground Health to release major health report

Common Ground Health to release major health report

Common Ground is set to release an extensive community health report. Overloaded: The Heavy Toll of Poverty on Our Region’s Health connects the dots between life lived on the financial edge and appalling health inequities – unfair and avoidable sickness and death linked to income, race and other factors.

Common Ground Health certified as a Great Place to Work™

Common Ground Health certified as a Great Place to Work™

Anonymous surveys of employees revealed that nine out of 10 employees have a consistently positive experience, up from eight out of 10 last year. 

Community celebrates opening of the play trail

Community celebrates opening of the play trail

Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren was joined by youth and community members Oct. 24 to cut a ribbon on the Play Walk, a new, playful sidewalk trail along Chestnut and Court Streets between the Strong Museum and the Central Library. 

State, private funding will make Greenway more accessible

State, private funding will make Greenway more accessible

New state and private funding for the Genesee Valley Greenway will support trail resurfacing, improved parking lots, signage and more.

Drive2Bbetter campaign seeks community help to post lawn signs

Drive2Bbetter campaign seeks community help to post lawn signs

Local residents have stepped up to install more than 300 lawn signs as part of the drive2Bbetter campaign, which aims to make our community’s roads safer for all users.

Elmira study connects housing to poor health

Elmira study connects housing to poor health

Some older housing in Elmira presents a high risk of exposure to lead, mold and other environmental toxins linked to asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). That’s according to a new study of health and housing in the city's poorer neighborhoods.