|1925||Philanthropist George Eastman donates $4 million to the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, with a caveat: “to make Rochester one of the healthiest communities in the world.”|
|1925 - 1997||URMC departments and centers independently integrate community health into their education, patient care, and research activities.|
|1997||The URMC becomes a key contributor to Monroe County Department of Health’s (MCDH) HEALTHACTION process to establish community-wide priorities for health improvement.
A partnership between the URMC and MCDPH called the Center for Rochester’s Health is created to conduct research in support of HEALTHACTION priorities.
|1999||URMC announces “audacious” goal to make Rochester the healthiest community by 2020.|
|2002 - 2005||The 16th U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher M.D., Ph.D., a UR alumni, becomes a senior advisor to URMC’s community health initiatives.|
|2004||URMC officially makes community health its fourth core mission.
Association of American Medical Colleges awards the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry its prestigious Outstanding Community Service Award.
|2006||The Center for Community Health (CCH) is established to further advance the community health mission.|
|2008||CCH is relocated in city-based facility to enhance its awareness and accessibility, especially among at-risk populations|
|2010||The Center opens a new and innovative Healthy Living Center to help individuals make healthy, lasting changes to improve and maintain their health.|
|2011||URMC, MCDPH, and five community partners are awarded a 5-year, $3.6 million Community Transformation Grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.|
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