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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 Student Bridge for Community Engagement Committee is hosting two sessions of a Community Engagement Symposium, on September 7 and 8. This symposium is an opportunity for students and instructors who want to conduct relevant, community-engaged projects that are effective, evidence-based, measurable, and sustainable.  RSVP here for the September 7 session in advance.

Dr. PeipertThe 7th Annual Dr. Bernard Guyer Lectureship in Public Health will take place on Monday, October 2, 2017, in the Class of '62 Auditorium from 12 - 1 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey F. Peipert, discussing "The Importance of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception." Click here to REGISTER. The talk will be live-streamed as well.



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

Healthy Living Livingston group starting - .Join Healthy Living Livingston to learn about cancer prevention, healthy eating, and fitness tips. Refreshments provided. Starting September 13 and meeting Wednesdays  from 1:00pm-3:00pm, until November 29. To sign up today call Sarah Merritt at (585)224-3510.

GOT HEALTH? TALK—  “Oh, My Aching BACK! Information, tips and treatment for back pain” Please join us on Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Lesley Johnson, Nurse Practitioner from University of Rochester Medical Center, will talk about causes of back pain, types and symptoms, prevention and treatments, and when to see a doctor. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library. If you can't attend, the talk will be streamed live on Facebook.

Free Breast Cancer Screening: September 23: UR Breast Imaging, Anthony Jordan Health Center, 82 Holland Street, call 585-224-2070 or visit

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: The next Public Health Grand Rounds will be on Friday, October 6, from noon-1:00pm in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. Dr. Brian E. McGarry will be discussing Medicare Part D.