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    Seven numbers to know about Medicaid in our region

    July 26, 2017

    As Congress considers national health care legislation, we’ve pulled together seven local numbers to know about Medicaid, the government insurance program that covers people who cannot afford health care, are disabled or require nursing home care.

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    Business leaders help kick smoking off campuses

    July 26, 2017

    A collaborative campaign in Rochester, New York, shows how one community was able to recruit not one, but seven colleges and universities to commit publicly to restricting smoking on their campuses. 

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    Neighborhood unveils "Story Walk" at library

    June 01, 2017

    Children, families and neighbors gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Phillis Wheatley Community Library's vibrant "Story Walk," which is part of the Healthi Kids Coalition's "Play ROCs" campaign. The Story Walk is an interactive play space that celebrates play, literacy, and local history.

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    Succeed in the new world of value-based payments

    May 22, 2017

    From MACRA and MIPS to SIM and SHIP, federal and state programs have made the primary care landscape more complex than ever before. That’s where our expert consultants can help. Common Ground Health can provide no-cost assistance to practices looking to participate in the state’s Advanced Primary Care model or prepare for new quality reporting requirements.

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    Symposium explores food scarcity amidst agricultural abundance

    April 11, 2017

    The Finger Lakes region is rich in fruit and vegetable farms. Yet in an area of agricultural abundance, 22 percent of the population goes without eating healthy, fresh food. That malnourishment has a profound impact on health outcomes.

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    FLHSA is now Common Ground Health

    February 28, 2017

    Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, one of the nation’s oldest and most effective regional health planning organizations, announced March 3 that it is now Common Ground Health. The Rochester, N.Y. based nonprofit is rebranding to better reflect its mission to help our region find common ground on health issues.

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    Region selected for national health initiative

    December 12, 2016

    The Finger Lakes region is one of only six areas across the country chosen to participate in ReThink Health Ventures, a health innovation project funded by the Fannie E. Rippel and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations.