"Summer in the City" 2012
The summer series of Public Health Grand Rounds has concluded for the year, but you can view and download the PowerPoint presentations associated with each lecture below.
July 27—Crime Prevention: Creating Safe Places to Live and Play
Fear of crime has been identified as a major barrier to physical activity in some neighborhoods in Rochester. Learn about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and Safe Growth Training for community members, city recreational employees and law enforcement officers.
View the PowerPoint: Creating Safe Places to Live, Work, and Play! presented by Rachel Pickering, Associate Director Community Engagement, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency
July 20—Work Well. Live Well... When the Pressure is High
It is estimated that 1 in 3 adults living in Monroe County has high blood pressure. Learn about two strategies—a worksite intervention and a community intervention—to reduce blood pressure and disparities in prevention, screening, and treatment.
View the PowerPoint: FLHSA/RBA High Blood Pressure Collaborative presented by Wade Norwood, Director of Community Engagement, and Tami Best, Community Engagement Specialist, both from the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency.
July 13—Active Transportation: Community Members On the Move
Active transportation is important for our economy, and the health, fitness, and social well-being of adults and children. Learn about plans to educate municipal leaders and planners on the importance of active transportation and how to incorporate effective options into their comprehensive plans.
View the PowerPoint: Implementing Active Transportation in the City of Rochester presented by Eric Frisch, Transportation Specialist, City of Rochester DES and The Pedaling and Walking Revolution, An International Trend presented by Scott MacRae, MD, Rochester Cycling Alliance Committee Member, and Professor of Opthalmology and Professor of Visual Science, University of Rochester
June 29—School Health Programs: The ABC’s of Healthy Living
Coordinated School Health Programs (CSHPs) bring teachers, students, families, administrators and community members together to identify needs, plan, and evaluate school-based health and wellness activities. Learn about how CSHPs are improving health and academics for our children.
View the PowerPoint: ABCs of RSD Student Health Programs presented by Anthony DiGiovanni, RSD Director of Business Operations and Coordinated School Health Programs presented by Carlos Cotto, Executive Director of RSD Health, Physical Education and Athletics
June 22—Food Hubs: Keep it Fresh, Keep it Local
Self-sustaining “Food Hubs” are being created in our community at which healthful (and in most cases, local) food can be purchased, stored and distributed to various locations. Learn about Food Hubs and other innovative models for increasing the availability and consumption of fresh, local foods.
View the PowerPoint: Foodlink-Building a Regional Food Hub presented by Tom Ferraro, Founder and Executive Director of Foodlink and Mitch Gruber Community Food Access Coordinator of Foodlink and Sustainable Dining at the University of Rochester and Cam Schauf, Director of Campus Dining Services and Auxiliary Operations, University of Rochester
June 15—Rochester’s got H.E.A.R.T
It’s all about H.E.A.R.T. and transforming the health of the Rochester community!
Learn about the 5-year, $3.6 million CDC grant awarded to the University of Rochester Medical Center and numerous community partners to design and implement policy, system, and environmental changes to prevent and control chronic disease locally. View the PowerPoint: The Social Determinants of Health, delivered by Theresa Green, MBA, Director of Community Health Policy and Education, Center for Community Health.