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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.

CCH News

The University of Rochester Medical Center is one of eight institutions chosen by the American Association of Medical Colleges to participate in a three-year initiative aimed at improving health equity nationally. CCH Center Director Dr. Nana Bennett and Director of Policy and Education Dr. Theresa Green will join Monroe County Health Director Dr. Michael Mendoza and others on this prestigious team. See full story on URMC's Newsroom site

redmond photoThe 8th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards on April 11, 2017 will feature keynote speaker Nicole Redmond, MD, PhD, MPH, the Medical Officer of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Register here.


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.

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Upcoming Events

GOT HEALTH? TALK"DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENTS: How To Get The Most From Them"  Please join us on Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Dr. Ryan Pastena, Preventive Medicine Resident from University of Rochester Medical Center, will talk about why doctor’s appointments are important, when to see your doctor, what to tell your doctor, what to ask your doctor, and how to be your own health advocate. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: Friday, April 7, 2017, Andy Aligne, MD, MPH will discuss "The Preventing Teen Pregnancy With LARC Project." noon-1:00pm, Helen Wood Hall Auditorium.