Background about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (www.cdc.gov). In 1984, Congress authorized the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a network of academic health centers and their community partners to conduct applied public health research. The CDC was selected to administer the Prevention Research Centers (PRC) network and to provide leadership, technical assistance, and oversight (www.cdc.gov/prc). Each center conducts at least one community-based participatory research project with an underserved population that has a disproportionately large burden of disease and disability.

CDC's Mission

To collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health - through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

Prevention Research Center (PRC)

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The Prevention Research Centers work as an interdependent network of community, academic, and public health partners to conduct prevention research and promote the wide use of practices proven to promote good health. RPRC:NCDHR has been a PRC since 2004.

National Community Committee (NCC)

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The National Community Committee (NCC) is a national network of community representatives engaged in equitable partnerships with researchers to define local health priorities, drive prevention research agendas, and develop solutions to improve the overall health and quality of life of all communities. RPRC:NCDHR sends community representatives to NCC annual meetings. Read more about the NCC.

Opportunities

Deaf Strong Hospital 2015

Actors needed!

 

Seeking Deaf persons age 18 and up interested in participating in Deaf Strong Hospital, an all-day activity for first-year medical students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry that will teach them what it feels like to be Deaf in a hearing hospital.

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This is a role-reversal exercise, which means all of the doctors, receptionists, and pharmacists are Deaf and only communicate in ASL. The medical students will become patients and will have to learn how to communicate with Deaf doctors and nurses to get the health care they need. This fun and exciting event will take place at the University of Rochester Medical Center on August 28, 2015 from 8:30 to 3:30pm.

You will be paid about $50 for your participation. Free lunch and a t-shirt will also be provided to all participants.

Interested? Contact

Ian Deandrea-Lazarus

Email: ian_deandrealazarus@urmc.rochester.edu