Report shines a light on isolation, loneliness
Rochester Beacon
February 21, 2024 - A report released by Common Ground Health underscores the problem of social isolation in the Finger Lakes region.
Reframing Aging: A local alliance wants to change people's view of older adults
WXXI News
February 12, 2024 - Common Ground Health is one of 15 local organizations affiliated with Reframing Aging, a local alliance training community members on ways to view and communicate with and about older adults.
Rochester's 'Get It Done' health event offers free HIV testing and health education
13 WHAM
February 10, 2024 - Get it Done, a Common Ground Health initiative organized a health screening event as part of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The event was held at various Hair Salons and Barbershops throughout Rochester.
The 'next evolution' in health care: URMC, Five Star Bank team to put telehealth stations in branch locations
Finger Lakes Times
February 8, 2024 - Common Ground Health suggests lower socioeconomic status is the leading driver of health inequities in the Finger Lakes region.
Healthi Kids Brings International Play Event to the Rochester City School District
Rochester City School District
February 7, 2024 - Common Ground Health's Healthi Kids initiative collaborated with the RCSD and City of Rochester, uniting schools, libraries, R-Centers, and childcare providers for participation in the Global School Play Day.
Global School Day of Play encourages healthy, unstructured playtime for kids
13 WHAM
February 7, 2024 - “Play is how kids learn best and is fundamental to their wellbeing,” said Jenn Beideman, director of whole child health advocacy for Healthi Kids, a Common Ground Health initiative.
Healthi Kids brings international play event to City of Rochester on February 7
Minority Reporter
February 6, 2024 - Over 65,000 students participated in the first Global School Play Day. “We’re thrilled to be able to add thousands of Rochester children to that number this year,” said Jenn Beideman, director of whole child health advocacy for Healthi Kids.
Senate hearing on social media renews local calls to address its impact on mental health
13 WHAM
January 31, 2024 - Melanie Funchess, the director of mental health and wellness at Common Ground Health urges adults to take time to build good, safe relationships with young people, so they have somewhere to go.
A year of promise for Rochester
Rochester Business Journal
January 2, 2024 - Common Ground Health's report entitled The Color of Health, says the Black infant mortality rate in Monroe County is more than three times the rate for White infants.
New Indigenous health coalition aims to eliminate health disparities in NY
Nation World News
December 28, 2023 - Convened by Common Ground Health, the Indigenous Health Coalition is a first step toward addressing health disparities and inequities for Indigenous populations.
Newly formed Indigenous Health Coalition aims to address health inequities
Rochester Business Journal
December 27, 2023 - The Indigenous Health Coalition convened by Common Ground Health is working to address Indigenous health equity for the region and across upstate New York.
New Indigenous Health Coalition Aims to Address Inequities
Finger Lakes Daily News
December 18, 2023 - “We are committed to working with the Indigenous Health Coalition long-term to ensure that Indigenous voices are represented in our data, convenings and transformative work," said Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health.