Top health issues for people in the region include mental health and opioid use, new report says
February 10, 2023 - Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health, says “I really consider it to be the Bible. It allows us an at-a-glance look at what is going on with regard to the health of the folks who live in the Finger Lakes Region.
RBJ’s Power 100 2023
Rochester Business Journal
February 10, 2023 - RBJ announces Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health to their Power 100 List for his impact to our community.
Do Upstate communities have a homeless housing crisis? Emergency housing providers say solutions are needed
January 24, 2023 - “While urban areas tend to heavily utilize shelters, rural and suburban areas see a higher prevalence of people seeking shelter in vehicles, tents, hotels or motels, or doubling or tripling up with relatives," said Zoë Mahlum, Health Planning Research Analyst at Common Ground Health.
Homelessness is increasing in rural areas of the Finger Lakes, shows new report
News 10 NBC
January 18, 2023 - “Homelessness in our region affects people of every race, gender, age and ethnicity in cities and in rural towns,” said Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health.
Rochester area reps named to statewide committee on aging
Rochester Business Journal
January 10, 2023 - Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health has been named to a statewide stakeholder committee tasked with advising the Master Plan for Aging Council.
Last Chance for Finger Lakes Residents to “Take My Health Story” Survey
Finger Lakes Daily News
November 28, 2022 - “I’m following up with a final ask for your help during the last weeks of our My Health Story 2022 survey, to ensure we hear from as many unique voices as possible,” said Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health.
Local health needs survey closes at the end of November
My Twin Tiers
November 27, 2022 - People living in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes have a few more days to fill out Common Ground Health's My Health Story 2022 survey to determine health needs in local communities.
Survey to study health equity in the Finger Lakes is open until end of November
News 10 NBC
November 25, 2022 - “The survey is an important tool to inform policies and programs that will improve the health of the Finger Lakes region,” said Common Ground Health CEO Wade Norwood.
Phyllis Jackson
NAMI Rochester
November 4, 2022 - “We are doing this work for ourselves, our grandchildren, and our great-grandchildren," said Phyllis Jackson, Community Wellness Project Manager at Common Ground Health.
Educating health care providers about health disparities is critical to addressing them
Rochester Business Journal
October 27, 2022 - Common Ground Health's “Critical Condition: Sustainable Investments Required to Build a Skilled, Supported and Equitable Health Care Workforce”, provides steps health care institutions can take to continue to make addressing health outcome disparities a priority.
Promoting "Playful Learning" at RCSD
Fox Rochester
October 14, 2022 - Beatriz LeBron, PlayROCs Project Coordinator at Common Ground Health says "recess should be accessible to all students in the RCSD."
New report highlights the importance of play in the Rochester City School District
Rochester First
October 14, 2022 - “What was discovered was that the Rochester City School District, which houses the majority of our kids who live in the city of Rochester, did not have equitable play opportunities from school to school," said Beatriz LeBron, PlayROCs Project Coordinator for Healthi Kids, an initiative of Common Ground Health.