Does Poverty Make Us Sick?

To experience how poverty undermines health, 85 health care leaders participated in an FLHSA-sponsored poverty simulation March 26.

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Neighborhoods and Health Linked, Shows Data

Early death is more common among those who live in ZIP codes in Rochester with a lower socioeconomic status, presenters from the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency told members of the medical community during Public Health Grand Rounds March 6 at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Dr. David Anderson On Challenges Past and Present

Community leader and actor Dr. David Anderson brought his blend of master storytelling and historical reenactment to the FLHSA Feb. 25 as part of the agency’s “lunch and learn” diversity programming. As Frederick Douglass, Dr. Anderson described the the dangers of slavery and as himself, he talked about a more recent threat to the health of African Americans: lead poisoning.

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Community Spotlight
In the Headlines
Rochester fight against poverty needs help

Democrat & Chronicle - March 5, 2015 - Wade Norwood, FLHSA director of community engagement, told Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and about 20 members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration who are on a task force to combat poverty, that their participation in a new anti-poverty initiative represents a new level of coordination. Read more.

Tami Best: Snack wisely, exercise daily

Democrat & Chronicle - March 3, 2015 - Tami Best, Finger Lakes Health Systems Healthy Worksites Coordinator, shares tips for healthy snacking and making exercise part of a routine. Read more.

Rochester Regional to put primary care on RIT campus

Democrat & Chronicle - February 28, 2015 - Dr. Thomas Mahoney, chief medical officer of regional health planning at Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, said a proposed primary-care clinic on the RIT campus would help employees access care. Read more.


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