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  • fox-rochester

    Peace Walk returning to Lyell/Otis Neighborhood

    Fox Rochester

    May 30, 2019-Healthi Kids and Cameron Community Ministries are teaming up to support children during the 7th Annual Peace Walk in the Lyell/Otis neighborhood on May 30, 2019.

  • news10nbc

    Local kids march for peace


    May 30, 2019- Common Ground's Healthi Kids Coalition advocates for safer, more accessible places for kids to play in Rochester.

  • rochester-business-journal

    Children to address violence in annual Peace Walk

    Rochester Business Journal

    May 28, 2019Cameron Community Ministries, the Healthi Kids Coalition and the Lyell/Otis Neighborhood Association march for peace and their right to play in a safe neighborhood.

  • wxxi-news

    "Walk Audit" highlights active transportion

    WXXI News

    May 24, 2019-After attending Common Ground's Active Transportation Summit, planners and advocates from around the Rochester region said they were leaving the city with new ideas for making streets more welcoming to pedestrians. 

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    Discussing Rochester's bike lane problem

    WXXI Connections

    May 17, 2019- Mike Bulger joins a discussion of the health benefits of commuting by bike or on foot in advance of Common Ground's Active Transportation Summit.

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    Public input sought for developing health priorities

    Finger Lakes Times

    May 15, 2019 -The Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Wayne County Public Health and Common Ground Health are completing a 2020 Community Health Assessment and Community Service Plan with input from several other health and human service agencies throughout the county. The process includes reviewing Common Ground's “My Health Story” survey data along with feedback from several focus groups.

  • other-news-source

    WELL Campaign draws NYS senators and assembly members

    Teachers' College of Columbia University

    May 12, 2019-Common Ground's Alicia Evans joined state legislators and policy advocates in Albany as part of the WELL Campaign to strenghten and prioritize school wellness policies for all New York students. (See page 8.)

  • wxxi-news

    Rochester has a bike lane problem

    WXXI News

    May 10, 2019 -The City of Rochester has installed more than 60 miles of bike lanes since 2011. But there’s a problem: Those bike lanes are often filled with parked cars. And the city has no way to track where or when it’s happening.  “It’s frustrating,” said Joe Di Fiore, the youth and family engagement specialist at Common Ground Health.

  • other-news-source

    WELL campaign focuses attention on healthy school lunch

    April 5, 2019 - The WELL Campaign, an advocacy effort to improve student health and well-being in New York, partnered with Assemblymember Michael Benedetto and the American Heart Association to host a ‘School Wellness Policy Lunch & Learn.’ Alicia Evans of Healthi Kids was one of the speakers at the event.

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    Playing the Long Game: Connect & Collaborate to Tackle Social Determinants of Health

    Cardiovascular Business

    March 8, 2019 - Cardiovascular Business featured Common Ground's work with the High Blood Pressure Collaborative as part of an article on how health care organizations are guiding patients to non-medical resources, whether for prevention, management or recovery. "Make sure physicians know how to make an impact—and that they have the tools to do just that," says Thomas Mahoney, MD, chief medical officer of Common Ground Health.

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    Connections: Reshaping Rochester - "Creating Healthy and Vibrant Cities for All"

    WXXI News

    Jan. 28, 2019 - Mike Bulger, healthy communities project coordinator for Common Ground Health was one of the guest speakers on WXXI's Connections Program to discuss creating healthy and vibrant cities for everyone. Joining him were Gil Penalosa, the founder and chair of 8 80 Cities, a non-profit organization in Canada, and Maria Furgiuele, executive director of the Community Design Center Rochester, which is part of the Reshaping Rochester series. The conversation included what Rochester can learn from communities across the globe. 

  • news10nbc

    Study: Junk food ads target black, Hispanic kids


    Jan. 24, 2019 - Mike Bulger, a program coordinator at Common Ground Health, was interviewed by WHEC TV on the topic of food companies targeting black and Hispanic children with ads for junk food, which a new report shows. Bulger stated "We're trying to help support small retailers that want to sell healthier products in neighborhoods that are affected by chronic disease at disproportionate rates, and we're helping store owners purchase display equipment and giving them advice to help them stock healthy produce."

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    Plans for "Play Walk" in the works as part of Roc the Riverway initiative

    13 WHAM

    Jan. 16, 2019 - Play Walk, which is an initiatiave of the Healthi Kids Coalition at Common Ground Health, is included in the plans for ROC the Riverway. Representatives for some projects included in the Roc the Riverway initiative met to discuss each project's center city cultural initiative and their progress. It was during this meeting that more information on the "Play Walk" idea was shared. The idea is for an interactive walk, starting at the Strong Museum and is similar to the Story Walk at the Phillis Wheatley Library.

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    ReThink Health posts project case study

    Rethink Health

    Jan. 15, 2019 - For the past two years, Common Ground Health was one of six areas that worked with ReThink Health Ventures, a national mentoring program funded by the Fannie E. Rippel and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations. ReThink provided a unique opportunity to Common Ground leadership to meet with and learn from others across the country who, like us, employ a collaborative approach to health improvement. Perhaps most important, ReThink helped our organization transition to a broader focus on the social determinate of health. For more about this and other aspects of our ReThink partnership, read ReThink’s recently posted case study

  • wxxi-news

    Connections: Discussing free-range parenting and unstructured play

    WXXI News

    Dec. 14, 2018 - Erick Stephens, parent engagement specialist for the Healthi Kids initiative at Common Ground Health and father of four, was a guest speaker during the first hour of WXXI Connections with Evan Dawson, to discuss the free-range parenting movement and how unstructured play can impact child development. They also talked about the barriers to free-range play and how parents can overcome them. You can listen to the entire program by clicking here.

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    Complete Streets Series (Part 2 of 3): Re-Designing Our “Finalist” Streets for People

    Reconnect Rochester

    Dec. 12, 2018 - In May, Reconnect Rochester launched their Complete Streets Makeover project by asking the public to identify the intersections and trouble-spots where you live, work and play that could be redesigned to make them safer. From over 90 nominations, and after a careful process to examine each submission, the following locations were selected: Parsells Ave. & Greeley St.–WINNER, Lake Ave. & Phelps Ave.–FINALIST, Monroe Ave., Canterbury Rd. & Dartmouth St.–FINALIST. Neighborhoods can use the illustrations from Stantec as a tool to help advocate for changes that would make these streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists.