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FLPPS awarded $1 million grant for COVID vaccination hubs (access required)

The Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) has been awarded a $1 million grant to support regional community-based efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in underserved communities. The funding was made available by the American Rescue Plan and is being distributed ...

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Report: Racism responsible for illness, short lives among Rochester African Americans (access required)

Black people in Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region are sicker and live shorter lives due to racial bias in housing, education, employment, criminal justice and other areas, a new report from Common Ground Health shows. “Structural racism is literally ...

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Rochester to compete in civics award (access required)

Rochester has been nominated for the National Civic League’s All-America City Award. The city is one of 20 nominees. The award shines a light on the work taking place in communities nationwide. Nominated communities have demonstrated a commitment to leveraging ...

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Summer Meals program to be expanded (access required)

Foodlink Inc., the city of Rochester and the Rochester City School District are taking a new and innovative approach to ensure that children in the community have access to nutritious meals this summer. As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues ...

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ROC the Future, Common Ground Health to build community playground (access required)

KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that works to ensure every kid and community have access to quality playspaces, has selected ROC the Future to lead a playground project here. ROC the Future, in partnership with Common Ground Health’s Healthi Kids Initiative, ...

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Children’s organizations collaborative receives $4 million grant (access required)

A five-year, $4 million grant has been awarded to help integrate Rochester area organizations that work with children and families to promote the wellness of young children. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Linking Actions for Unmet Needs ...

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Children to address violence in annual Peace Walk (access required)

Cameron Community Ministries, the Healthi Kids Coalition and the Lyell/Otis Neighborhood Association will partner Thursday on their 7th Annual Peace Walk in the Lyell/Otis neighborhood. The children of Cameron Community Ministries’ after-school program will march May 30 at 4:30 for ...

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