New report defines health priorities
March 22, 2023 - The Comprehensive Regional Community Health Assessment report produced by Common Ground Health and the Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates County public health departments, takes a detailed look at topics driving public health in each county in the region.
The City’s Department of Recreation and Human Services is hosting the ROC Youth Community Resource and Employment Fair
City of Rochester
March 8, 2023 - Common Ground Health will be on hand at the ROC Youth Community Resource and Employment Fair on Saturday, March 11th.
New award honors the memory of Latino Health Coalition member Edgar Santa Cruz
February 21, 2023 - Common Ground Health's African American and Latino Health Coalitions will posthumously honor Edgar Santa Cruz as the award's first recipient.
Award will commemorate victim in Park Ave hit-and-run
News 10 NBC
February 21, 2023 - The Edgar Santa Cruz Outstanding Coalition Member Award is one of three Community Equity Champions awards to be presented at the annual conference planned by the African American and Latino Health coalitions, which are convened by Common Ground Health.
New award to honor legacy of community servant killed in hit-and-run
February 20, 2023 - The Latino Health Coalition, a Common Ground Health initiative is helping to spearhead a new community award in Edgar Santa Cruz’s honor.
Nominations due Feb. 28 for healthy equity champion awards
Livingston County News
February 20, 2023 - A new award given at the 2023 Speak Life! Health Equity Conference will honor a dedicated health coalition member killed by a driver in December.
New FLX award will honor health coalition member killed on Park Avenue in Rochester
February 18, 2023 - “Edgar Santa Cruz was a great person, community advocate and truly a warm, kindhearted person,” said Julio Jordan, co-chair of the Latino Health Coalition, an initiative of Common Ground Health.
Counties unite to address mental health crisis, other issues
Finger Lakes Times
February 10, 2023 - “We applaud the ongoing collaboration by our region’s health departments, health systems, health care providers, and community partners for capturing the key issues facing each of their counties,” said Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health.
Top health issues for people in the region include mental health and opioid use, new report says
February 10, 2023 - Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health, says “I really consider it to be the Bible. It allows us an at-a-glance look at what is going on with regard to the health of the folks who live in the Finger Lakes Region.
RBJ’s Power 100 2023
Rochester Business Journal
February 10, 2023 - RBJ announces Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health to their Power 100 List for his impact to our community.
Do Upstate communities have a homeless housing crisis? Emergency housing providers say solutions are needed
January 24, 2023 - “While urban areas tend to heavily utilize shelters, rural and suburban areas see a higher prevalence of people seeking shelter in vehicles, tents, hotels or motels, or doubling or tripling up with relatives," said Zoë Mahlum, Health Planning Research Analyst at Common Ground Health.
Homelessness is increasing in rural areas of the Finger Lakes, shows new report
News 10 NBC
January 18, 2023 - “Homelessness in our region affects people of every race, gender, age and ethnicity in cities and in rural towns,” said Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health.