Happiness House auction at Belhurst Castle raises $120,000
Daily Messenger
February 16, 2016 - Margaret "Peggy" Clark received the Board Member of the Year award from Happiness House, which serves indiviuals with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury and neurological impairments and their families. Clark worked for two years as director of planning and capacity management at FLHSA.
Rochester teens map their future
Democrat and Chronicle
February 16, 2016 - The Democrat and Chronicle featured Rochester's GIS Scholars, a group of technologically savvy Rochester students who are using geospatial mapping technology to solve some of Rochester's biggest problems. We contracted with them to study high
Eisenstein named executive director of RHIO
Democrat and Chronicle
February 16, 2016 - FLHSA Board of Directors member Jill Eisenstein was named executive director of the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization, which allows medical teams to securely share patient information. Eisenstein has been serving as interim executive director since October 2015.
RHIO appoints interim leader as executive director
Rochester Business Journal
February 16, 2016 - The Rochester Regional Health Information Organization has made interim executive director Jill Eisenstein’s appointment to the post permanent, RHIO officials said Tuesday. Eisenstein is a member of the FLHSA Board of Directors.
Connections: Flint, Rochester, And The Lead Problem
February 11, 2016 - A panel that included Elizabeth McDade of the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning appeared on Connections with Evan Dawson to talk about the progress made in fighting lead poisoning in Rochester.
Geography plays a big role in health, life expectancy
February 9, 2016 - FLHSA Director of Research and Analytics Albert Blankley says a new health profile of Monroe County highlights the fact that factors such as access to healthy food, a safe place to walk, and high smoking rates add up to big differences in the overall health and well
Lead poisoning still an issue in Rochester
Democrat and Chronicle
February 5, 2016 - Despite huge progress locally, lead poisoning remains a serious issue for Rochester's children, due in large part to inhalation and ingestion of lead paint dust and chips in Rochester's older homes.
Rochester Schools Ban Withholding Recess as Form of Punishment
Salud America
February 4, 2016 - Following concerns by parents and advocacy from Healthi Kids, the Rochester City School District added a clause to its new student behavior resource manual to ensure that recess will not be taken away from students as a form of punishment. The advocacy was highlighted by the national Salud America! organization.
Report: Crisis in treating children's mental health needs
February 2, 2016 - A new report from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation revealed a critical shortage in professionals and a stigma that prevents children's mental health needs from being met; FLHSA Parent Engagement Coordinator Erick Stephens contributed to the report.
Flint water crisis a reminder of lead danger
Democrat and Chronicle
January 29, 2016 - Mel Callan, co
Commission Shines Light on Inadequate Mental Health Resources for Children in Nine-County Region
January 28, 2016 - A new report identifies inadequate reimbursement reimbursement as a key contributor to a lack of local mental health practitioners for kids and calls for a focus on prevention and cultural diversity in the mental health workforce.
Study identifies gaps in child mental health care
Democrat and Chronicle
January 27, 2016 - Erick Stephens, parent engagement coordinator for Healthi Kids, was part of the Commission on Children's Behavioral Health in the Finger Lakes, which called Thursday for more practitioners trained and better coordination of services.