2nd Annual Day of Service in honor of Edgar Santa Cruz
Rochester First
April 20, 2024 - ‘The Edgar Santa Cruz Outstanding Coalition Member award‘ was dedicated to recognize a member of Common Ground Health's Latino Health Coalition or African American Health Coalition who honors the coalition mission.
Senator Cooney, Local Partners To Host Senior Resource Fair At Greece Ridge Mall
The New York State Senate
April 16, 2024 - Common Ground Health is partnering with Senator Jeremy Cooney in hosting a Senior Resource Fair to offer a wide range of services to older adults.
Life expectancy has declined over the past decade, according to new report
April 5, 2024 - “The elderly and the very young are the populations that are the least supported in terms of health and wellness,” said Wade Norwood CEO of Common Ground Health.
Steep cost of poverty in the Finger Lakes: A decline of health and life expectancy
Finger Lakes 1
April 2, 2024 - Common Ground Health's recent spotlight report reveals a distressing three-year drop in life expectancy in the Finger Lakes region.
Life expectancy has fallen steeply for people in the Finger Lakes region: Here's why
Democrat & Chronicle
April 1, 2024 - “The color of your skin or amount of resources in your neighborhood should not determine how long you live,” said Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health.
A new approach to women’s health and wellness | Health Care
Rochester Business Journal
March 25, 2024 - Common Ground Health reports that in the Finger Lakes region, life-threatening delivery complications and serious maternal illnesses are more frequent among Black women compared to White women.
Dyson Day 2024 - “Promoting Physical Fitness Opportunities for All Children”
URMC Center For Community Health & Prevention
March 25, 2024 - Common Ground Health took part in Dyson Day's discussion around equity and inclusivity in promoting physical fitness opportunities for children.
Rochester neighborhood creating safe space for kids to play
Spectrum News 1
March 22, 2024 - "Our data shows that 82% of kids don't play in traditional parks and playgrounds," said Jenn Beideman, director of Whole Child Health Advocacy for Common Ground Health.
Nominations open for health equity awards
Finger Lakes Times
March 16, 2024 - The 2024 Speak Life! Health Equity Conference is accepting nominations for their health equity awards.
Rural Homelessness on the Rise: Unveiling the Hidden Crisis in Finger Lakes Communities
Sun Wellsville
March 9, 2024 - Common Ground Health's CEO Wade Norwood says “Homelessness in our region knows no boundaries – it affects people of every race, gender, age, and ethnicity, both in bustling cities and sleepy rural towns alike.”
Youth mental health a 'hidden crisis' after COVID: Monroe County report
Democrat & Chronicle
March 5, 2024 - Children in Monroe County "need agape love,” says Common Ground Health's Director of Mental Health and Wellness Melanie Funchess.
Recent report highlights Rochester youth’s mental health following pandemic
Rochester First
February 29, 2024 - Unseen: Youth Mental Health and Wellness in the Pandemic Era, a report released by Common Ground Health focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic’s long-lasting effects on Rochester Youth’s mental health.