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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Common Ground’s new online gallery of data visualizations called Insights can help users search and download images about regional health outcomes.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about how your health can affect your hair at the 2019 Hair and Health Symposium on April 29 at Monroe Community Hospital.
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.
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.