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 GOT HEALTH? TALK —“How’s your 'sugar?' ” Please join us on Thursday, January 15, 2015, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. The talk will explore diabetes signs and symptoms, types and causes, prevention and treatment. Presented by Elizabeth McKinley, nurse practitioner, URMC. PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS- These talks, sponsored jointly by the Center for Community Health and the Department of Public Health Sciences, are intended to demonstrate and highlight the link between research and community health improvement. Stay tuned for information on the 2015 schedule, kicking off on February 6, 2015.