NYS health department won't enforce booster mandate
February 18, 2022 - "It gives you a little breathing room," said Dr. Linda Clark, CMO for Common Ground Health, but "We still encourage people to get the booster when they are eligible."
'Take Your Shot for an Outdoor Adventure' vaccine sweepstakes
The Chronicle Express
December 27, 2021 - “We want outdoor enthusiasts across the Finger Lakes region to know that there is still time to get the first COVID vaccine and enter the sweepstakes,” said Dina Faticone, chief program officer, Common Ground Health.
Governor Hochul offers lifetime hunting, fishing license as grand prize in COVID-19 vaccine incentive program
Finger Lakes 1
December 26, 2021 - “Common Ground applauds Governor Hochul for creating this fun incentive to try to get more shots in people’s arms, which is a critical part of overcoming this pandemic," says Dina Faticone, chief program officer of Common Ground Health.
Push for vaccination, masking as NY sees record number of COVID cases
Rochester First.com
December 20, 2021 - Dr. Linda Clark, CMO of Common Ground Health said, “One person has a lot of power on being able to fight this virus.”
YMCA of Greater Rochester shares Task Force recommendations for enhanced urban services
Rochester YMCA
December 2, 2021 - “We all have a vested interest in ensuring the continuation of services for those who are most in need, particularly seniors and children," says Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health.
NYS Assembly committees gathering input on how COVID has affected health care delivery
WAMC Northeast Public Radio
November 29, 2021 - Melissa Wendland, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Common Ground Health says, "The challenge is competition for competent and qualified staff is fierce, and the associate cost to attract and retain staff is unsustainable."
New community health clinic in Elmira will provide preventative care
November 10, 2021 - The Elmira Economic Opportunity Program's new community health center is the result of a grant from Common Ground Health and other community partners.
Health workers hit the streets to boost COVID vaccine rates in low-income neighborhoods
Democrat & Chronicle
November 10, 2021 - "We don’t wait for people to come to us. We go to them," said Jackie Dozier, Community Health & Well-Being Program Manager of Common Ground Health.
Why are COVID cases so high across the Finger Lakes region? Local experts weigh in
Rochester First
November 9, 2021 - “Where you see fewer precautions being taken, like masking, and social distancing, you tend to see increases in cases", says Albert Blankley, COO of Common Ground Health.
EOP receives Community Health Improvement grant
November 3, 2021 - The Elmira Economic Opportunity Program plans to build a new Community Health Clinic. The project, which was called for in Common Ground Health’s Elmira Rapid Health Impact Assessment, was funded with a grant from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.
New grant to establish new community health clinic in Elmira
November 2, 2021 - Common Ground Health's Rapid Health Impact Assessment (HIA) recommendations for the City of Elmira included expanding health screening services as well as addressing housing-related health disparities in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lead exposure.
New School of Health & Human Services at Keuka College
The Chronicle-Express
September 24, 2021 - According to Common Ground Health, the region’s aging population, recruitment and retention challenges in local health care facilities, and poverty create the need for increased numbers of health, OT, and social work professionals.