Making Rochester a Healthier Community Our mission: To join forces with the community to eliminate health inequalities and improve health through research, education, and service. The Center for Community Health was established by the University of Rochester Medical Center to develop and expand academic-community health partnerships dedicated to improving the health of our community. It represents a new model of institutional commitment to community health that focuses on prevention. View our 2012-2013 Annual Report. Programs and Services Community Partnerships Health Policy UR Lifestyle Management Programs Research Education Upcoming Events PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS - "Collaborative Care for Depression in Later Life: Lessons Learned From Urban China," Please join us on Friday, February 6, 2015 from noon-1:00pm in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W304) for a talk by Yeates Conwell, MD. GOT HEALTH? TALK - "WHAT? Understanding and Coping With Hearing Loss" Please join us on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:10-12:50pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. This talk will discuss how the ear works, hearing loss, treatments, and prevention. Presented my Mary Rivers, URMC Nurse Practitioner.