Program teaches patients how to ask their doctor questions

Program teaches patients how to ask their doctor questions

Faced with a mysterious illness and medical lingo she didn’t understand, Debbie Wise stopped showing up for appointments and quit taking her medicine. Then the hair stylist learned to bring her questions to her doctors through a new health literacy course.

Rochester Kids and adults reclaimed their neighborhood for play

Rochester Kids and adults reclaimed their neighborhood for play

During its 4thannual PlayROCs Your Neighborhood event on July 13, 2019, Healthi Kids teamed up with 55 neighborhood partners to repurpose, reclaim and restore play to public spaces.

New report: few local adults are eating enough fruits and vegetables

New report: few local adults are eating enough fruits and vegetables

Most adults in the Finger Lakes region do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, and that tendency is harming their health, according to a new study of the area’s food and health landscape.

Making walking and biking the easy choice

Making walking and biking the easy choice

Could crosswalks, protected bike lanes and other traffic safety features combat chronic illness, control weight and improve mood? Research shows that telling people to exercise doesn't work, but creating environments that support walking and biking does.

New procedures helped rural practice improve

New procedures helped rural practice improve

By putting in place relatively simple new procedures, Tri-County Family Medicine Program, Inc., achieved a 5-percentage point decline in patients with uncontrolled diabetes, among other improvements.

New digital library offers a wealth of health data

New digital library offers a wealth of health data

Common Ground’s new online gallery of data visualizations called Insights can help users search and download images about regional health outcomes.

Kids walk for the right to play in a safe neighborhood

Kids walk for the right to play in a safe neighborhood

Studies from Healthi Kids and Common Ground Health demonstrate that crime and neighborhood perceptions of safety are key barriers to walking, biking and playing in several city neighborhoods.

Gates Medical's high blood pressure success lies in ...

Gates Medical's high blood pressure success lies in ...

Common Ground's high blood pressure registry shows that Gates Medical Associates has achieved unusually good control rates for groups that are at high risk for poor hypertension outcomes. Find out what makes the University of Rochester practice so effective.

Healthi Kids’ new agenda, brand and website embrace whole child health

Healthi Kids’ new agenda, brand and website embrace whole child health

In addition to healthy eating and physical activity, the initiative is now focusing on policy and advocacy that addresses the physical, social, emotional and cognitive health of children birth through age 8.

Register today for the Hair and Health Symposium

Register today for the Hair and Health Symposium

Learn more about how your health can affect your hair at the 2019 Hair and Health Symposium on April 29 at Monroe Community Hospital.

Summit to advance active transportation

Summit to advance active transportation

The Active Transportation Summit, Ideas in Motion, on May 23 is a convening of professionals and activists from multiple sectors to advance transportation and recreation opportunites across the Finger Lakes region.

Conference focuses on violence as a public health issue

Conference focuses on violence as a public health issue

The Speak Life! Health Equity conference, hosted by the African American Health Coalition with the Latino Health Coalition, will explore violence and health equity among people of color.