New York State Practice Transformation Network Receives Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Award

New York eHealth Collaborative and Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency will administer $48.5M over four years to provide technical assistance support to help equip clinicians in New York State with tools, information, and network support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and spend healthcare dollars more wisely.

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Inaugural Urban Wellness Summit Promoted Healthier Neighborhoods

Rochester’s inaugural Urban Wellness Summit on Sept. 24 at the Maplewood YMCA was a jam-packed morning that featured an international speaker, community leaders and neighborhood champions, videos and local wellness success stories. The Summit aimed to inspire Rochester’s neighborhood wellness leaders to make their neighborhoods healthier.

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FLHSA Health Coalitions Say Shootings Are a Health Crisis

FLHSA health coalition chairs Candice Lucas and Gladys Pedraza-Burgos said recent gun violence in Rochester underscores the need to start treating gun violence and its shocking loss of life as a public health crisis. Noting that homicide is the number one cause of early death among African American males, the chairs urged that "the same urgency that we would use with any other epidemic is called for now when dealing with this public health crisis."

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In The Headlines
Can Exercise Improve the City's Health Problems?

WXXI News - Sept. 24, 2015 - How do you get people in the city's poorest neighborhoods to get out and exercise? Organizations that work for that goal shared their projects with others at Rochester’s inaugural Urban Health Summit, which was co-sponsored by Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency. Read more

"Pop up parks" create parking lot party

WROC-TV - Sept. 18, 2015 - Healthi Kids set up a pop up park in a parking lot outside of Rundel Memorial Library Sept. 18 for Park(ing) Day. Dina Faticone, program manager for Healthi Kids, said using space in a smarter way doesn't require a lot of money, but instead a lot of creativity. Read more

Also reported:

Democrat and Chronicle - On Park(ing) Day, empty lots transform

Excellus: 10.5M Customers Affected By Data Breach

WROC-TV - Sept. 9, 2015 - Dr. Thomas Mahoney, chief medical officer of Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, said that although a data breach took place at one of the area's largest health insurers, the hackers most likely were targeting information they could use to criminally obtain money or false identities, rather than targeting private medical information. Read more.

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