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 ...
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
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
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
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
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.
Year in review
Check out our year in review. The report provides an engaging snapshot of our growing efforts to help our region become as good at preventing illness as we are at treating it.
New video features play campaign successes
Healthi Kids has created a new video showcasing PlayROCs’ play days, advocacy and neighborhood transformations. The Common Ground Health initiative hopes to galvanize supporters to spread the play movement throughout - and beyond - Rochester.
A decade of high blood pressure improvement
For the past decade, the High Blood Pressure Collaborative has focused on reducing strokes, heart attacks and other catastrophic health outcomes linked to hypertension. To celebrate the region’s steady progress and to lay the ground work for the next chapter in addressing chronic illness, the Collaborative has published a 10-year retrospective.
Health center achieves patient-centered milestone
Over the past three years, His Branches in Rochester reduced wait times for patients, improved patient outcomes and created a work environment that was less stressful. Together these changes helped the safety net practice renew its Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certification through the New York PCMH program, which began in 2018.
Initiative asks what prevents residents from accessing vegetables and fruits
Together with partners at S2ay Rural Health Network, Foodlink and a steering committee of local experts, Common Ground Health is seeking to learn more about the access that different communities have to fruits and vegetables, and how these varying levels of access are connected to rates of diet-related illnesses.
Doctor's orders? More like, patient's preferences
Motivational interviewing puts patients in the driver's seat on behavior change. Common Ground has helped coach clinicians on using motivational interviewing as part of practice transformation.