Project Rochester: Community Orientation

The idea and planning for a community orientation for faculty and staff came from the Center for Community Health’s Faculty Group, when they acknowledged that many URMC employees are unfamiliar with the history of Rochester and the multiple ways they can be engaged with the community.

Our Goals

The aims of the Project Rochester series are to:

  • Increase awareness of the URMC Community Health mission
  • Provide an overview of the history of Rochester and its impact on our community today
  • Provide information regarding the current health status of our community, including health disparities
  • Learn about the URMC’s community initiatives/resources and ways to become involved
  • Inspire participants to commit to one action for community engagement.

Session Review

The following four sessions were offered in 2010 and 2011 and are available to individuals and departments for viewing:

April 27, 2010

Rochester’s History and the Current Health Status of Our Community - Fran Weisberg, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

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A Viewing of the film ‘July 64’ (A copy of the DVD is available to borrow from the Center for Community Health. Please send requests to gail_newton@urmc.rochester.edu)

October 21, 2010

The Evolution of the African American Community in Rochester - Walter Cooper, PhD

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January 20, 2011

What's happening in the community and how can URMC employees become engaged - Wade Norwood, Director of Community Engagement, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

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