Action Alert: What Are Your Current Childcare Needs? Take the Survey!

Published November 20, 2020 898 Views

Action Alert: What Are Your Current Childcare Needs? Take the Survey!

COVID-19 has changed so much in our community. We know all caregivers have been navigating challenges to keep their kids safe during the pandemic. We also know that many caregivers have had to find new and emergency forms of childcare for their babies, school-aged kids, and teens. Community...

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Food for Thought: Creating Rochester's first Food Policy Council

Published October 13, 2020 957 Views

Food for Thought: Creating Rochester's first Food Policy Council

This summer, Common Ground Health, Foodlink, and the City of Rochester, received a two-year grant from the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge (HCCC). These funds will be used for community outreach and planning for a Rochester Food Policy Council. In August 2020, the partners joined with r...

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$100K ‘Healthiest Cities’ grant aims to advance health equity in Rochester

Published August 4, 2020 1176 Views

$100K ‘Healthiest Cities’ grant aims to advance  health equity in Rochester

Common Ground Health, Foodlink and the City of Rochester have been selected to receive a $100,000 grant as part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. Common Ground Health’s Healthi Kids Initiative is working with Foodlink and the City of Rochester to implement the City...

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Summer Meals program innovates to reach more kids due to coronavirus pandemic

Published July 7, 2020 699 Views

Summer Meals program innovates to reach more kids due to coronavirus pandemic

ROCHESTER – As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to limit food access and keeps children away from their traditional summer programs, the Summer Meals Partnership of Rochester is taking a new and innovative approach to ensure that all children 18 and younger have access to nutrit...

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Racism is a public health crisis

Published June 17, 2020 1102 Views

Racism is a public health crisis

Common Ground Health, the African American and Latino health coalitions and the Healthi Kids Coalition stand with Black residents and other partners in acknowledging that racism is a public health crisis. We are heartbroken by recent examples of police brutality and high COVID-19 deaths among Bl...

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Healthi Kids and DRYS partner to promote #playrocsathome

Published May 20, 2020 720 Views

Healthi Kids and DRYS partner to promote #playrocsathome

Healthi Kids partnered with The City’s Department of Recreation & Youth Services (DRYS) to promote the power of play. On Monday, May 4, team members from Healthi Kids and DRYS met at the Rochester Community Sports Complex Stadium and assembled 900 free play kits that kids can use at home.&...

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Resources for Families: COVID-19

Published March 24, 2020 9099 Views

Resources for Families: COVID-19

  Healthi Kids acknowledges the challenges that families are facing due to the recent COVID-19 news. Since schools are closed and a lot of kids are home with their parents, we understand the importance of creating daily routines that incorporate learning, physical activity, and social-em...

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Active fathers have a significant impact on child development

Published February 7, 2020 710 Views

Active fathers have a significant impact on child development

                     All Pro Dad breakfast at #43 school Fatherhood engagement has a significant influence on children. More engaged fathers can positively affect a child’s healthy physical, emotional and social development. Researc...

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