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