Healthi Kids celebrates two years of championing play

Healthi Kids celebrates two years of championing play

Community members celebrated two years of effort to make Rochester's neighborhoods safe and accessible for all kids to walk, bike and play. 

Poverty blocks access to health care in Rochester

Poverty blocks access to health care in Rochester

Lack of health insurance is often deemed the #1 challenge that low-income residents face in accessing medical treatment. But a white paper released by Common Ground Health found that for Rochester’s most vulnerable populations, other barriers are equally daunting.

Southern Tier organizations join together to support a culture of health

Southern Tier organizations join together to support a culture of health

Many of the health challenges confronting our region are so complex that no one organization can solve them alone. That’s why the Southern Tier Alliance brings together top executives from many sectors to work on health improvement in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties.

Hair and Health Symposium educates barbers, stylists and the community

Hair and Health Symposium educates barbers, stylists and the community

During the Sept. 18 Hair and Health Symposium, barbers and stylists who serve as community health educators shared with more than 125 of their peers how they offer blood pressure, HIV and Hepatitis C screenings at their salons and barbershops.

How does your health affect your hair?

How does your health affect your hair?

The second Hair and Health Symposium provides an opportunity to learn about how your health can affect your hair and the important role that barbers and stylist play promoting health. The Sept. 18, 2017 event includes a hair show celebrating Rochester’s latest braidings, weavings, buzz cuts and natural styles.

Conference focuses on health as a spiritual matter

Conference focuses on health as a spiritual matter

The Health is a Spiritual Matter Conference brings together dynamic speakers and a panel of experts for a day of workshops and worship on Oct. 7, 2017. The conference includes separate workshops for men, women and parents and provides a special open discussion for young adults called #SpirituallyFit.

Communities gather to create safe play spaces for “Play Streets”

Communities gather to create safe play spaces for “Play Streets”

Children and families from two tightly-knit Rochester neighborhoods gathered to host Play Streets, a pilot event introduced this year by the Healthi Kids Coalition through their PlayROCs campaign. Play Streets gives kids the opportunity to safely play, beautify their neighborhoods, and participate in new activities. 

Seven numbers to know about Medicaid in our region

Seven numbers to know about Medicaid in our region

As Congress considers national health care legislation, we’ve pulled together seven local numbers to know about Medicaid, the government insurance program that covers people who cannot afford health care, are disabled or require nursing home care.

Business leaders help kick smoking off campuses

Business leaders help kick smoking off campuses

A collaborative campaign in Rochester, New York, shows how one community was able to recruit not one, but seven colleges and universities to commit publicly to restricting smoking on their campuses. 

Practices needed to pilot a pediatric risk prediction tool

Practices needed to pilot a pediatric risk prediction tool

Common Ground Health is working with a California group to develop a risk stratification tool for children in primary care. We are looking for pediatric and family practices to help test the new evaluation approach.

Neighborhood unveils "Story Walk" at library

Neighborhood unveils "Story Walk" at library

Children, families and neighbors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Phillis Wheatley Community Library's vibrant "Story Walk," which is part of the Healthi Kids Coalition's "Play ROCs" campaign. The Story Walk is an interactive play space that celebrates play, literacy, and local history.

Grants to give region’s health collaborations a lift

Grants to give region’s health collaborations a lift

Making new connections is the goal of a new state grant that has been awarded to our region.