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Making Rochester a Healthier Community

Our mission: To join forces with the community to eliminate health inequalities and improve health through research, education, and service.

The Center for Community Health & Prevention was established by the University of Rochester Medical Center to develop and expand academic-community health partnerships dedicated to improving the health of our community. It represents a new model of institutional commitment to community health that focuses on prevention. View our 2016-2017 Report to the Community.

Are you a UR employee? Learn about our UR Lifestyle Management Programs.


Dr. SatcherThe 2018 Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 25, and the keynote speaker will be Dr. David Satcher, MD, PhD. Learn more about the Dr. David Satcher Awards.

Upcoming Events

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: May 4, 2018: Jennifer Mammen, PhD NP-C will present "Smartphone-based telemedicine for primary care of asthma:  Development of a Technology Enabled Asthma Management System (TEAMS)" in the Ryan Case Method Room, noon-1pm

Healthy Living Livingston Program:  Get healthy. Prevent cancer. For free. Program begins April 19 and runs on consecutive Thursdays through July. For more information, call Sarah Merritt at (585)224-3510 or email at

GOT HEALTH? TALK Please join us on Thursday, May 17, for "Let's Talk About Having a Healthy Mouth While Aging"

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Training Program Learn about a new seven-week program that aims to train community members and University of Rochester researchers in community-engaged research using CBPR principles. The course offers an introduction to CBPR principles from the foundations, to communication, funding, and sustainability. The training is offered at no cost in February and March 2018 and co-facilitated by community partners and University of Rochester researchers. Program participants are eligible to apply for pilot funding. See flyer for details and to RSVP.