Rochester, New York

Population: 206,284
Project focus: Access to foods that support healthy eating patterns

Common Ground Health is working with the City of Rochester and Foodlink to implement the City's new Comprehensive Plan, Rochester 2034, which has an emphasis on equity and healthy living.

One goal of Rochester 2034 is to increase access to foods that promote health, so the Rochester initiative will form a food policy council to identify gaps in and opportunities to expand food accessibility. The team will heavily engage city residents as leaders to create a long-lasting, sustainable impact on the overall health of the community. Besides the resident-informed food policy council, they also plan to implement a number of activities that support healthy food retail within their community. This collaborative team will focus on resident engagement to generate both community support and develop best practices that will enhance the health of Rochester residents!