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    New online resource helps providers address staffing needs

    November 21, 2017

    A new online library of workforce resources for local health care providers launched this month on our website. The library shares information on training, recruiting and retaining workers in the nine-county Finger Lakes region.

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    Poverty blocks access to health care in Rochester

    October 04, 2017

    Lack of health insurance is often deemed the #1 challenge that low-income residents face in accessing medical treatment. But a white paper released by Common Ground Health found that for Rochester’s most vulnerable populations, other barriers are equally daunting.

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    Southern Tier organizations join together to support a culture of health

    September 22, 2017

    Many of the health challenges confronting our region are so complex that no one organization can solve them alone. That’s why the Southern Tier Alliance brings together top executives from many sectors to work on health improvement in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties.

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    How does your health affect your hair?

    September 06, 2017

    The second Hair and Health Symposium provides an opportunity to learn about how your health can affect your hair and the important role that barbers and stylist play promoting health. The Sept. 18, 2017 event includes a hair show celebrating Rochester’s latest braidings, weavings, buzz cuts and natural styles.

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    Conference focuses on health as a spiritual matter

    September 06, 2017

    The Health is a Spiritual Matter Conference brings together dynamic speakers and a panel of experts for a day of workshops and worship on Oct. 7, 2017. The conference includes separate workshops for men, women and parents and provides a special open discussion for young adults called #SpirituallyFit.

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    Communities gather to create safe play spaces for “Play Streets”

    August 29, 2017

    Children and families from two tightly-knit Rochester neighborhoods gathered to host Play Streets, a pilot event introduced this year by the Healthi Kids Coalition through their PlayROCs campaign. Play Streets gives kids the opportunity to safely play, beautify their neighborhoods, and participate in new activities. 

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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.