Making Rochester a Healthier Community CCH News Kudos to our Emerging Infections Program Team! Dr. Ghinwa Dumyati, Emerging Infections Program (EIP) Director, and EIP staff Cathy Concannon, and Gail Quinlan were co-authors on a paper that recently received the James H. Nakano Citation for an outstanding scientific paper published in 2014. This recognition, from the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was awarded for their work on a multi-state point-prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. They are currently repeating the point prevalence survey at 22 hospitals across Western and Central New York. 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 PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS - The 2015-6 Public Health Grand Rounds season begins on September 18, with Dr. Tom Caprio discussing The Dementia Epidemic: A Rational Approach to Screening and Management. Noon-1pm, Helen Wood Hall. GOT HEALTH? TALKS - “HIGH Blood Pressure: Why people have it, what it is & how to avoid it?” Please join us on Thursday, September 17, 2015, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. The talk will explore risk factors for high blood pressure, and look at what the numbers mean, long term effects and treatment options for this condition. Presented by Mary K. Robinson, Nurse Practitioner, URMC. 5th Annual Dr. Bernard Guyer Lecureship in Public Health - Monday, October 5, noon-1 PM in the Class of '62 Auditorium. Lunch reception to follow. See our Guyer webpage for registration details.