RCSD plans layoffs in food service, school security
Democrat & Chronicle
September 18, 2020 - "It is very clear that thousands of kids on a daily basis are not getting the nutrition they typically get at school," aid Dina Faticone, Director of Community Health and Engagement at Common Ground Health.
New program provides COVID tests to those who may not be able to get one
WHEC News 10
September 12, 2020 - Dr. Linda Clark, Senior Health Advisor at Common Ground Health is out in the community making sure that black and brown people are getting educated about COVID prevention.
New partnership to bring pilot COVID-19 testing site to Rochester
WHEC News 10
September 11, 2020 - Common Ground Health and Jordan Health teamed up for the opening of a pilot COVID-19 testing site in one of the city's northwest neighborhoods.
Rochester Black Agenda Group leads charge on racism as a public health crisis
Rochester Business Journal
September 10, 2020 - CEO of the Greater Rochester Black Agenda Group and Common Ground Health board member, Jerome Underwood, is leading the charge declaring racism a public health crisis.
Rochester To Continue To Provide Free Meals For Children
September 4, 2020 - Community partners including Common Ground Health will continue to distribute healthy meals for children across Rochester this school year. SInce March, more than 1.3 million healthy meals have been distributed.
Mendoza’s moment
Rochester Beacon
September 3, 2020 - Through Common Ground Health, leaders of local faith communities were able to talk about ways the community could avoid contracting or transmitting COVID.
Rochester community members hold forum to explore healthier food policies
Campus Times
August 31, 2020 - Common Ground Health is part of a focus group that has allowed the city to explore ways to advance health equity and food policy through a grant from the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge.
Coronavirus vaccine researchers are trying to recruit people of color for tests. It’s not easy.
August 27, 2020 - Dr. Linda Clark, Senior Health Advisor of Common Ground Health says that researchers need to overcome a history of mistrust between minority communities and the medical establishment.
Groups Discuss Bringing a Food Policy Council to Rochester
Spectrum News
August 26, 2020 - "Whether they're teenagers or middle schoolers, we think that youth and are kids can be a vital part of this process, give us an important perspective that we often miss," said Mike Bulger, Healthy Communities Project Coordinator at Common Ground Health.
Thriving Forward
Buzz Sprout
August 26, 2020 - Common Ground Health partners with the Summer Meals program to ensure every child in the City of Rochester has access to free, healthy meals all summer.
Rochester named 2020 All-America City
August 25, 2020 - The High Blood Pressure Collaborative, led by Common Ground Health was one of the submissions highlighted in earning Rochester the 2020 All-America City award.
Local group pushes to declare racism a public health crisis
August 23, 2020 - Common Ground Health supports the Greater Rochester Black Agenda group's initiative to declare racism a public health issue.