Effort to curb high blood pressure achieves results here
Rochester Business Journal
November 2, 2015 - A local coalition’s five
FLHSA Reports Results From High Blood Pressure Collaborative
November 2, 2015 - The Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency says their High Blood Pressure Collaborative is moving the needle on positive treatment for hypertension.
Managing your high blood pressure
November 2, 2015 - There is progress in the fight to control high blood pressure, a leading factor in heart disease. Monday, the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency joined members of the Rochester Business Alliance to discuss their work over the past five years.
More people getting blood pressure under control
Democrat and Chronicle
November 2, 2015 - Nov. 2, 2015 - For the past five years, the partnership formed by the Rochester Business Alliance and the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency has mobilized businesses, the health care system and other community partners around encouraging people to check their blood pressure and keep or get it under control.
How Rochester responded to its lead poisoning problem: Toxic Neglect
Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 23, 2015 - What separates Rochester's approach from other cities fighting childhood lead poisoning is simple: The city decided to start looking for lead in rental homes rather than waiting to act until a child had already been poisoned, the Cleveland Plain Dealer said. The newspaper quoted FLHSA's Chief Strategy Officer, Wade Norwood, and featured the work of the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning as part of its series on lead poisoning.
Invest in child nutrition
Democrat and Chronicle
October 23, 2015 - Advocates called on the federal government to close gaps in funding of child nutrition programs to ensure that children do not go hungry after school, on weekends and during the summer. FLHSA is part of the Summer Meals Partnership of Rochester.
Toxic neglect: Curing Cleveland's legacy of lead poisoning
Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 20, 2015 - The Cleveland Plain Dealer, which focused a series of reports on lead poisoning, wrote that Rochester was able to achieve a drop in the percentage of children diagnosed with lead poisoning due to the passage of the city's lead ordinance in 2005. There was a moral, scientific and community imperative for the legislation, said Wade Norwood, FLHSA's chief strategy officer and a former city councilman.
International Walk to School Day
October 7, 2015 - Dozens of parents, students, teachers, and volunteers from Rochester City School #19 took part in the 15th Annual International Walk to School Day to raise awareness for safer walking routes to school, and to promote the importance of exercise.
15th Annual International Walk to School Day
Spectrum News
October 7, 2015 - A recent Healthi Kids Walkability report says some of the safety challenges to kids walking to schools are that there's not enough crossing guards, crosswalks, too many damaged sidewalks and concerns about speeding motorists.
Effort Encourages Kids to Walk to School
October 7, 2015 - Healthi Kids program manager Dina Faticone said in the past, more than half of children walked to school, whereas today only about 14 percent walk and she called on the community to reduce barriers to walking.
Can Exercise Improve the City's Health Problems?
September 24, 2015 - How do you get people in the city's poorest neighborhoods to get out and exercise? Organizations that work for that goal shared their projects with others at Rochester’s inaugural Urban Health Summit, which was co
"Pop up parks" create parking lot party
September 18, 2015 - Healthi Kids set up a pop up park in a parking lot outside of Rundel Memorial Library Sept. 18 for Park(ing) Day. Dina Faticone, program manager for Healthi Kids, said using space in a smarter way doesn't require a lot of money, but instead a lot of creativity.