Pop-up COVID vaccine sites coming to Monroe County high schools
13 WHAM
May 6, 2021 - Common Ground CEO Wade Norwood announced that the organization has hired seven ambassadors to help with vaccine outreach efforts.
VA to offer COVID-19 vaccines for veterans at Lilac Festival
Rochester First
May 6, 2021 - A COVID-19 vaccine tent to provide Veterans, their spouses and caregivers an opportunity to get vaccinated is co-sponsored by Common Ground Health.
Bello, Dr. Mendoza: Youth ice hockey activities can resume, vaccine clinic at Lilac Festival
Rochester First
May 6, 2021 - CEO of Common Ground Health and co-leader of the Finger Lakes Vaccination Task Force, Wade Norwood joined Monroe County Executive Adam Bello in announcing a vaccine clinic at the Lilac Festival.
New Play Walk sidewalk trail inspired by Genesee River
13 WHAM
May 5, 2021 - Healthi Kids, an initiative of Common Ground Health worked to create a new Play Walk trail in Rochester.
Ripple: City of Rochester officials unveil latest extension to Downtown Play Walk
Rochester First
May 5, 2021 - Common Ground Health's, Healthi Kids Coalition was joined by teens and community members to unveil the newest addition to the city's Play Walk sidewalk trail.
RCSD, City, local nonprofits continue efforts to provide meals to children
Rochester First
May 5, 2021 - Common Ground Health and partners are collaborating to ensure that through the end of the school year, all children have access to nutritious food in and out of the school setting.
Rochester officials unveil new downtown play walk extension
WHEC News 10
May 5, 2021 - "The Ripple" is an interactive attraction that is part of the downtown play walk made possible by Common Ground's Healthi Kids initiative.
Connections: Introducing the Community Counseling Circle
WXXI News
May 3, 2021 - Phyllis Jackson, Community Wellness Project Manager of Common Ground Health says, "We need to teach people to be managers of their own health."
Bello announces efforts to improve staffing retention, career pipeline at Monroe Community Hospital
Rochester First
April 26, 2021 - Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health said, “While our community’s older-adult population continues to grow significantly, the long-term care system has not kept pace."
County making new efforts to improve retention at Monroe Community Hospital
WHEC News 10
April 26, 2021 - Monroe County Executive Adam Bello along with Common Ground Health, and other partners announced new efforts to improve staffing retention at Monroe Community Hospital.
Why some people may be skipping their second COVID-19 vaccine
Rochester First
April 26, 2021 - “Our job is to make sure that we continue to do the hard work of reaching our neighbors, finding out what our their concerns, fears, what are their information needs, and then making sure we respond,” Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health said.
CDC: 8% of people skipping second COVID-19 vaccine shot
Spectrum News
April 26, 2021 - “The important thing is to get that second shot in the window of the first shot, so that the regiment has the efficacy and the safety that we know of the clinical trials,” said Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health.