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Vaccine requirement lacks detail (access required)

President Joe Biden’s announcement last week that the federal government will require all workers at large companies to get the COVD-19 vaccine raised lots of questions but provided few answers. Biden said all companies with at least 100 workers will ...

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Shots: Legal perspective on vaccine mandates for employers (access required)

With the recent full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19, and as unvaccinated individuals continue to account for the majority of recent hospitalizations and deaths caused by COVID-19, employers throughout the country are considering, or being required to implement COVID-19 vaccination mandates for their ...

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Smart technology can help improve patient health outcomes (access required)

Jin Xiao believes the key to reducing barriers to access to dental care could be a smart phone. Xiao, D.D.S., is an associate professor and the director for Perinatal Oral Health at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the ...

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Local technology advancements aid in health care equity (access required)

When David Craig was studying to become a researcher at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he had his first cancer diagnosis. After the Co-founder and CEO of GRYT Health entered the pharmaceutical industry, he became a patient in his professional ...

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RRH urology department receives $5 million donation (access required)

Rochester Regional Health’s Urology Department has received a $5 million gift to establish the Di Francesco Urology Institute. The donation came from Olindo and Filomena Di Francesco. “Money doesn’t mean anything if you can’t do things to help others,” said ...

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State Office of Mental Health to expand youth ACT teams (access required)

New York State’s Office of Mental Health (OMH) has issued a request for proposals to award $9.4 million in funding to expand Youth Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams. Youth ACT teams serve and support children ages 10 to 21 and ...

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Nearly 40 organizations answer RMAPI’s call (access required)

Since the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative in February quietly put out a call for area businesses and organizations to help lift 10,000 community members out of poverty, nearly 40 establishments have answered that call.  More than 6,500 Rochester area residents already ...

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Is COVID-19 surcharge for unvaccinated workers looming? (access required)

As the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, some employers are growing frustrated over vaccination rates, labor employment lawyers say. Companies fear employees that are still hesitant or opposed to vaccination not only create workplace safety concerns, but also ...

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UR diversity expert Beckford to join GRYT Health (access required)

Equity work is a daily commitment. That is a mantra that Kevin Beckford has taken with him as he has moved through his career. And now he will take it to GRYT Health, a Rochester-based digital oncology company. Beckford will ...

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