Center for Community Health

"Summer in the City" Schedule

2014 Series

Fridays, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
UR School of Nursing
Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (Room 1.304)
255 Crittenden Blvd.(Park in front of Saunders Research Building)
Lunch wraps will be served while supplies last

June 6 -- Pregnancy: A Window of Opportunity for Environmental Health Education

Environmental Health Sciences Center supports wide-ranging research that shows environmental exposures during pregnancy have lifelong consequences for health.  Many pregnant women are receptive to messages about how to protect their unborn babies from environmental hazards.  Our speakers will share some of the many local initiatives with health care providers, community groups, and policy advocates to promote perinatal environmental health education and highlight opportunities for future partnerships.

Katrina Smith Korfmacher, PhD, Director, Community Outreach and Engagement Core, Environmental Health Sciences Center, and Assoc. Prof., Dept of Environmental Medicine; and Patricia Brantingham, Executive Director, Perinatal Network of Monroe County

June 13 -- CARE Track:  Teaching Public Health to Physicians

Join us for an enlightening discussion of the lessons learned from mentoring dozens of pediatrics residents doing local and global community-health projects. Examples of current projects will illustrate key elements of successful learning and program execution.

Andy Aligne, MD, MPH; Executive Director of the Hoekelman Center, Dept. of Pediatrics; and Carol St. George, EdD, Teaching and Curriculum Director, Reading and Literacies Program, Warner School of Education,UR, Rochester City School District School #36.

June 20 -- Challenges, Solutions and Smiles:  Overcoming Barriers to Dental Care in Patients with Special Needs through Community Collaboration

Special Olympics has been providing sporting opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities since 1968, and more recently has offered health screenings by its Healthy Athletes and Special Smiles programs. Athletes found to have dental disease following a screening recommended to seek treatment.  Unfortunately, many fail to follow up and return with recurrent or progressive disease.  Join us to learn about a record-setting $12 million gift from the Golisano Foundation, which helped link athletes directly with dental care providers who welcomed patients with intellectual disabilities into their offices.

Lisa M. DeLucia, DDS, Asst. Prof., Div of Pediatric Dentistry, Eastman Institute for Oral Health,
and Onolee Stephan, MPH, Director, Health Programs, Special Olympics

June 27 -- Building Partnerships:  Intended and Unintended Consequence

With community partners, a federally funded community-based participation research project focused on improving breastfeeding rates among low-income mothers. The goal was to expand the adoption of evidence-based practices across the community.  Join us for a thought-provoking look at an approach, which allowed the partners to re-examine current practices and assumptions, learn from the community and respond to new opportunities. 

Ann Dozier, RN, PhD Assoc. Prof. Chief, Social and Behavioral Sciences Dept of Public Health Sciences, and representatives from Monroe County WIC and the Perinatal Network, Inc.

 

 

2013 Series

Fridays, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

UR School of Nursing
Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (Room 1.304)
255 Crittenden Blvd.(Park in front of Saunders Research Building)
Lunch wraps will be served while supplies last

June 7—Highlights of the 2012 Adult Health Survey and How One Rochesterian Defied Her Determinants of Health

Ann Dozier, RN, PhD, Associate Professor & Chief of the Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences, URMC and Theresa Lou Bowick, RN, and author of “Collard Green Curves: A fat girl’s journey from childhood obesity to health living.”

June 14—Implementing the Diabetes Prevention Program in Rochester: New Models and Challenges

Nancy M. Bennett, MD, MS, Director, Center for Community Health, URMC and Laura Fasano, Vice President-Healthy Living, YMCA of Greater Rochester.

Missed it? To view the PowerPoints please click here: Change Today for a Healthier Future and Comparative Effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Programs.

June 21—Collaborating to Control Blood Pressure: 'Knowing Your Numbers' is Just the Beginning

Robert Fortuna, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Culver Medical Group, URMC and Al Bradley, Program Manager for Community High Blood Pressure Collaborative, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

Missed it? To view the PowerPoint please click here: Collaborating to Control Blood Pressure:'Knowing Your Numbers' is Just the Beginning

June 28—Rochester on the Move: Active Transportation and its Impact on Individual and Community Health

Scott MacRae, MD, biking enthusiast and refractive (LASIK) surgeon, URMC, and Elizabeth Murphy, Active Transportation Specialist, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

Missed it? To view the PowerPoints please click here: The Pedaling and Walking Revolution, An International Trend and All Aboard! Rochester's Active Transportation Revolution

July 12—United Against Chronic Disease: Investing in the Community's Mental and Physical Health

Patricia Davis, Director of Community Investment, United Way of Greater Rochester and Sheree Toth, PhD, Executive Director, Mt. Hope Family Center, and Professor, Clinical & Social Psychology, University of Rochester and Theresa Green, MBA, PhD Candidate, Director of Community Health Policy and Education, Center for Community Health, URMC

Missed it? To view the Power Points please click here: United Against Chronic Disease: Investing in the Community's Mental and Physical Health and Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Planning

July 19—Patients First: Innovative Primary Care Models to Treat Chronic Disease

Jennifer Carroll, MD, MPH,  Department of Family Medicine, URMC, Anthony Jordan Health Center-Brown Square and Thomas Mahoney, MD, Associate Executive Director, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

Missed it? To view the Power Points please click here: Physical Activity Promotion at a Federally Qualified Health Center and Transforming Primary Care Delivery - A Community Partnership

July 26—A Weighty Challenge: Rochester's Response to the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

Stephen Cook MD, MPH, Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong, Heidi Burke, MPH, Senior Program Officer, GRHF and Carlos Cotto, Executive Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics, Rochester City School District

Missed it? To view the Power Points please click here: Childhood Healthy Weight Strategy and Coordinated School Health Programs and A Weighty Challenge: Rochester's Response to the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

ASL interpreters or other accommodations are available on request. Call the Center for Community Health: 224-3050