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    Take the Erie Canalway trail survey

    April 07, 2020

    Local planners want to know whether you use the Erie Canalway trail, which is part of the the larger Empire State Trail network. If you don't use the trail, we also want to learn why.

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    COVID-19 Community Resources

    April 02, 2020

    Community resources are available to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and deal with the ramifications of social distancing.

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    Common Ground Health employees are working remotely

    March 16, 2020

    In response to COVID-19, Common Ground employees are working remotely. Because our physical office is closed, meetings will take place online. We look forward to staying in touch with you electronically and wish you, your families and your organizations the best in this time of social distancing.  

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    The census is key to improving health

    February 28, 2020

    The U.S. Census is a massive undertaking that has far-reaching consequences for how our region delivers health care. Check out 10 reasons why the census is critical to health and why we should all be counted.

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    Norwood tapped for Medicaid advisory group

    February 28, 2020

    Common Ground Health CEO Wade Norwood has been appointed to the New York State Medicaid Redesign Team II, an advisory group charged with finding $2.5 billion in Medicaid savings in 2021.

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    College students create buzz around quitting vaping

    February 28, 2020

    During a one-day hackathon-style event at St. John Fisher College, students at six area colleges and universities heard from a local social media star how to create hit dance videos that may move their peers to quit vaping.

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    Economic development funding includes health-promoting awards

    December 20, 2019

    Several health-promoting grants were part of the millions in economic development funding Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Dec. 19 for the Finger Lakes and South Tier regions, including awards incommunity development, trails and complete streets, play and wellness and service expansion.

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    NY's PHIPs build relationships and create value

    December 03, 2019

    New York's Population Health Improvement Program contractors share a mission in helping their regions find data-driven solutions to health challenges to advance the state's prevention agenda and other state Department of Health priorities. 

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    Study finds region’s No. 1 health concern is poverty

    November 18, 2019

    Across the region’s urban, rural and suburban communities, the top health concern is poverty. It drives health inequities that undermine wellness and cut lives short more than any other single cause of illness, according to an extensive new report by Common Ground Health, the health research and planning organization for the Rochester-Finger Lakes region.

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    Common Ground Health to release major health report

    November 15, 2019

    Common Ground is set to release an extensive community health report. Overloaded: The Heavy Toll of Poverty on Our Region’s Health connects the dots between life lived on the financial edge and appalling health inequities – unfair and avoidable sickness and death linked to income, race and other factors.

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    Community celebrates opening of the play trail

    October 30, 2019

    Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren was joined by youth and community members Oct. 24 to cut a ribbon on the Play Walk, a new, playful sidewalk trail along Chestnut and Court Streets between the Strong Museum and the Central Library.