High Blood Pressure Control Improves More Than 13 Percent in Monroe County

Over the past five years, hypertension control for adults in Monroe County has improved 13.7 percent — an increase of more than 8 percentage points, according to clinical data collected by the High Blood Pressure Collaborative, a community-wide health campaign spearheaded by the region’s largest employers, hospitals and health insurance companies.

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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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In The Headlines
Rochester Latinas honored for contributions

Democrat and Chronicle - Nov. 13, 2015 - Sady Fisher, formerly the consumer engagement program manager at Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, was honored with a "reconocimiento" award from Latinas Unidas for her volunteer work. Fisher is now employed by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. Read more.

UR Medicine adds two rural health systems

Democrat and Chronicle - Nov. 10, 2015 - UR Medicine announced that Noyes Health in Livingston County and Jones Memorial Hospital in Alleghany County would join its medical system. The announcement Tuesday aligns with recommendations from the 2020 Commission convened by Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency to ensure stability in regional acute care. Read more.

Healthy results can be the norm

Democrat and Chronicle - Nov. 5, 2015 - An editorial in the Democrat and Chronicle noted that the region has been recognized on several fronts for its leadership and results around solving public health issues. The editorial called for renewed attention to solve such public health challenges as obesity, mental health issues and violence. "Let us show the nation that in Rochester, solving public health issues is not deviation, but the norm." Read more.

More people getting blood pressure under control

Democrat and Chronicle - Nov. 2, 2015 - For the past five years, the partnership formed by the Rochester Business Alliance and the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency has mobilized businesses, the health care system and community groups and agencies around encouraging people to check their blood pressure and keep or get it under control. The effort in workplaces, in neighborhood settings such as salons and barbershops and with congregations has paid off. Read more. 

Also reported:

Rochester Business Journal - Effort to curb high blood pressure achieves results here

News10 NBC - Managing your high blood pressure

WXXI News - FLHSA Reports Results From High Blood Pressure Collaborative

Rochester Business Alliance - High Blood Pressure Control Improves More Than 13 Percent in Monroe County

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