"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.
On Park(ing) Day, empty lots transform
Democrat and Chronicle
September 17, 2015 - The Democrat and Chronicle featured the concept of Parking Day as an effort to temporarily turn wasted public spaces into urban parks. It noted that Healthi Kids is setting up a pop
The Importance Of "Play" For Rochester School Kids
September 9, 2015 - Dina Faticone, program manager for Healthi Kids, said that like reading, writing and arithmetic, recess is a key part of learning. "We really see recess as an important part of the day in conjunction with physical education, so that kids are getting the recommended amount of physical activity per day that can help improve academic performance," she said.
Excellus: 10.5M Customers Affected By Data Breach
September 9, 2015 - Dr. Thomas Mahoney, chief medical officer of Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, said that although a data breach took place at one of the area's largest health insurers, the hackers most likely were targeting information they could use to criminally obtain money or false identities, rather than targeting private medical information.
Health Groups Say Students Need More Playtime
Spectrum News
September 8, 2015 - Recess may be the solution to helping students in city elementary schools achieve greater academic success, said Dina Faticone, program manager for Healthi Kids. Studies have shown that active students are more likely to earn an A in English and math.
Churches seek to improve congregations' health
Catholic Courier
August 31, 2015 - Churches can play a bigger role in improving the health of their members by helping to prevent obesity and poor air quality, according to one of the recommendations from the Regional Commission on Community Health Improvement.
FLHSA calls shootings a health crisis
August 24, 2015 - FLHSA's African American and Latino health coalitions said high rates of homicide in Rochester are a public health crisis. Candice Lucas, chair of the African American Health Coalition said of the spate of gun violence, "There is a trauma that goes along with that that is not always treated or treated sufficiently in our community."
Time to treat violence in our city as a disease
Democrat and Chronicle
August 24, 2015 - On Wednesday night, a couple of blocks up the street from where a neighborhood group on summer Tuesdays tries to promote health by selling fresh peaches, berries, corn, beans and leafy greens and promoting an active lifestyle, seven people were shot.
Connections: The Hidden Cost of Mental Illness
August 5, 2015 - FLHSA's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Thomas Mahoney, and Senior Data and Research Analyst Kay Spellane joined Kathy Plum, former mental health commissioner for Monroe County, in speaking about how untreated mental illness drives health care costs as part of the radio show Connections with Evan Dawson.
Meet AHP Care Manager John Scruton
AHP Newsletter
July 30, 2015 - Helping patients to do those things that they cannot do for themselves as well as tapping into their motivations and values in the service of realizing their health goals lies at the heart of good care management, said care manager John Scruton, who works with the CMMI project and is a care manager at His Branches.
Extending the reach of UR health care
Democrat and Chronicle
July 26, 2015 - Although there are fewer hospitals in the area, the Finger Lakes region is still known for its health care collaboration, FLHSA CEO Trilby de Jung said in a story on the University of Rochester's expanding health care network.
New directions for community health
The Daily Record
July 22, 2015 - Recognizing the majority of health outcomes are determined by behaviors and environmental influences outside the doctor’s office, the commission is calling for a communitywide focus on preventing chronic diseases like obesity and tobacco addiction and increased efforts to connect clinical, behavioral health and community