NCDHR is a Prevention Research Center (PRC) focused on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). CBPR is a collaborative process of research that involves researchers and community partners in all phases of research. The Deaf Health Community Committee (DHCC) was the first community partner that NCDHR worked closely with. Recently, NCDHR began working closely with the Healthy Living with Hearing Loss (HL2), a community committee of people with hearing loss. NCDHR partners with these two communities in order to achieve their mission. NCDHR gives the communities an unprecedented opportunity to express their concerns, issues, and priorities when it comes to healthcare. Once the communities have expressed these priorities, the research begins.
The DHCC works closely with NCDHR and provides a Deaf community perspective on plans and priorities for all NCDHR activities. Click on the links below for more information about the DHCC.
The HL2 is a community committee of people with hearing loss. This group recently started working closely with NCDHR providing the community perspective of people with hearing loss on NCDHR activities. Click on the links below for more information about the HL2.
Monroe County Department of Public Health
The Monroe County Department of Public Health is a public health agency with a mission to provide direct health services and leadership to improve the community's health. Click for the Department of Public Health website
National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
The world's first and largest technical college for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people, NTID at RIT was the first to educate large numbers of Deaf students within a campus originally intended for hearing students. Click for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf website
Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf, Inc. (RRCD)
Incorporated in 1945, Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf was first established as a social outlet for Deaf people in Rochester, NY. It now serves as a hub of the Rochester Deaf community, providing a meeting place for various Deaf organizations. Click for the Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf website
Rochester School for the Deaf (RSD)
RSD educates Deaf children, preschool through high school. Click for the Rochester School for the Deaf website
Deaf Health Pathway
The Deaf Health Pathway provides additional courses, electives, activities and projects over the four years of medical school for students with interests in health, language and culture of the Deaf community. Click for the Deaf Health Pathway website
Center for Community Health (CCH)
The Center for Community Health (CCH) has partnered with NCDHR for many years. Recently, Rochester was awarded a Community Transformation Grant to improve the health of Rochesterians. A large piece of this grant is focused on the Deaf community. NCDHR and the CCH have worked together on this grant and will continue to do so for the years to come. Click for the Center for Community Health website