Making Rochester a Healthier Community CCH News Our Cancer Services Program held a very successful Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month kickoff event, featuring Mayor Lovely Warren and County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, as well as several physicians and community agencies. Channel 8 News covered the event. The Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards were presented to faculty members Robert Fortuna, M.D., M.P.H., and Ann Marie White, Ed.D. on April 29. Keynote speaker was the accomplished and engaging Dr. Lisa Angeline Cooper. 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 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 2012-2013 Annual Report. Programs and Services Community Partnerships Health Policy UR Lifestyle Management Programs Education Upcoming Events GOT HEALTH? TALKS - “IT’S OK TO BE A QUITTER!” Please join us on Thursday, June 16, 2016, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Cassie Gratton, Director of the Smoking and Health Action Coalition of Monroe County, will talk about current trends in smoking in outdoor places, tobacco industry marketing, smoking resources for people who are ready to quit, how to support a friend or family member who wants to quit, and ways to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library.