Online ‘Hubs’ connect agencies fighting COVID-19
In a time of increased challenges for organizations, two local human services hubs help agencies share resource and needs to speed problem solving, pass on state and federal updates and eliminate structural barriers to serving communities in our region.
Take the Erie Canalway trail survey
Local planners want to know whether you use the Erie Canalway trail, which is part of the the larger Empire State Trail network. If you don't use the trail, we also want to learn why.
COVID-19 Community Resources
Community resources are available to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and deal with the ramifications of social distancing.
Common Ground Health employees are working remotely
In response to COVID-19, Common Ground employees are working remotely. Because our physical office is closed, meetings will take place online. We look forward to staying in touch with you electronically and wish you, your families and your organizations the best in this time of social distancing.
Webinar: Has local hypertension control increased 15% or 45%?
Find out at a lunch & learn webinar. You’ll learn about the impressive progress our region has made controling high blood pressure over the last decade.
The census is key to improving health
The U.S. Census is a massive undertaking that has far-reaching consequences for how our region delivers health care. Check out 10 reasons why the census is critical to health and why we should all be counted.
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
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
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
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
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
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.