Finger Lakes Regional Community Health Assessment
February 14, 2020
Eight local health departments and hospitals in the Finger Lakes region teamed up to complete their 2019-2021 Community Health Assessments, Community Services Plans and Community Health Improvement Plans.
Overloaded: The Heavy Toll of Poverty on Our Region's Health
November 15, 2019
Our region's number one health concern is poverty. It drives health inequities that undermine wellness and cut lives short more than any other single cause of illness, costing the region more than $1 billion annually.
Rapid Health Impact Assessment: Elmira Housing
July 24, 2019
This study documents the role housing plays as a central social determinant of health in low-income neighborhoods in Elmira. It provides recommendations for increasing lead and other health screenings, improving housing conditions and fostering improved health outcomes.
Food and Health Connection
May 01, 2019
This report is the culmination of a two-year exploration into the food and health landscape in the nine-county Finger Lakes region. Based on data from New York State and local sources, the report documents the prevalence of diet-related illness and examines the barriers residents face to eating fruits and vegetables.
Year in Review: Working together to improve health
March 28, 2019
Common Ground: It's who we are and what we help build. With a regional reach, a data driven approach and the ability to provide backbone support for health transformation, Common Ground Health has built the capacity to spearhead health improvement initiatives.
High Blood Pressure Collaborative
January 07, 2019
This 10-year retrospective on Rochester's High Blood Pressure Collaborative documents the initiative's programs and progress, including the 41 percent drop in dangerously high hypertension rates since 2010.
Health Equity Chartbook 2018
October 10, 2018
This 185-page report is our most comprehensive examination to date of health disparities across the region. Through more than 200 graphs and maps, the Chart Book examines the interplay of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status and geography.
Genesee Valley Greenway Health Impact Assessment
August 02, 2018
A new Health Impact Assessment (HIA) recommends dozens of upgrades to the Genesee Valley Greenway to help the 90-mile linear park reach its potential as a health resource for Monroe and Livingston counties.
Bike Share Health Impact Assessment
August 02, 2018
Rochester's bike share program holds tremendous potential for supporting more active, healthier lives for residents, according to a new Health Impact Assessment (HIA) from Common Ground Health and the Genesee Transportation Council.
Place matters for bicyclists and pedestrians
April 24, 2018
A new data brief from the Healthi Kids team shows some neighborhoods in the city of Rochester are less safe for bicylists and pedestrians. Walkers, runners and bikers from some neighborhoods were more likely to go to emergency departments after cars hit them.
Pain killers linked to opioid overdoses
January 25, 2018
This issue brief finds that half of opioid overdoses in the Finger Lakes were associated with legal prescriptions from 2014-2016. Overdoses and prior prescriptions is consistent across all communities.
Pediatric Asthma Control
December 05, 2017
This issue brief explores our region's favorable asthma control rates, while also calling attention to preventable asthma hospitalizations rates that are much higher for African American and Latino youths than for whites.
Barriers to Health Care
October 04, 2017
Lack of health insurance is often deemed the #1 challenge that low income residents face in accessing medical treatment. However, this white paper found that poverty blocks access to health care, even for those with insurance.
Monroe County Health Profile, 2017
September 13, 2017
The 18-page Monroe County Health Profile provides a summary of health data, including health behaviors, social determinants of health, life expectancy, disparity, causes of death and other population health measures.
Chemung County Health Profile, 2017
September 13, 2017
The 18-page Chemung County Health Profile provides a summary of health data, including health behaviors, social determinants of health, life expectancy, disparity, causes of death and other population health measures.