Digital 'Checkup' helps Rochester firms shape up their wellness programs

Does your company serve healthy food for meetings, have a designated lactation room or have a CEO who participates in wellness events? Your answers could be the first step to creating a healthier work environment. The Rochester Business Alliance and Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency have launched a new online tool, called the Worksite Wellness Checkup, which helps firms identify inexpensive and effective ways they can support employee wellness.

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FLHSA Praises State Budget Focus on Regional Health Planning

The Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency applauds Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle and the state Legislature for their continued support for New York’s Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP). The one-year-old health initiative brings together community leaders in 11 regions in the state to identify and coordinate responses to each area’s most pressing health issues.

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Does Poverty Make Us Sick?

To experience how poverty undermines wellness, 85 health care leaders from more than 40 organizations participated in an FLHSA-sponsored poverty simulation March 26. The exercise immersed participants in the frustrations and challenges faced by economically insecure families.

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In The Headlines
Public Art Project Aims to Rebrand Rochester Community

WXXI News - May 13, 2015 - Dina Faticone, program manager of Healthi Kids, spoke about the agency's participation in a public art project that aimed to revitalize several businesses Jay Street. The agency has been helping transform a corner store at that location into a store that sells fresh produce. Read more.

The Westside Farmer's Market

Vimeo - May 7, 2015 - Elizabeth McDade, program manager of the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning, also helps coordinate the Walk with a Doc program at the Westside Farmer's market. The market will be opens at 4 p.m. June 9. Learn more in this video.

Three honored with community health award

Democrat and Chronicle - April 30, 2015 - Amina Alio was among those honored with a Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Alio is assistant professor of public health sciences at the university, and she is a member of FLHSA's African American Health Coalition. Read more.

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