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On October 14, 2016, The Bernard Guyer, MD Lectureship in Health hosted CDC Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat, to discuss the changing role of public health in her talk "Public Health Metamorphosis: On the Road to Butterfly." Video of Dr. Schuchat is now available.

CHA conferenceCommunity Health Advocate Andrea Clarke and Heart Advocate Program Director Shaquana Divers recently attended the 14th annual Unity Conference in Atlanta, GA, hosted by the Center for Sustainable Health Outreach at the University of Southern Mississippi. The conference theme was "Community Health Workers: Social Change Agents Advancing Health Equity and Improving Outcomes."


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.

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Upcoming Events

GOT HEALTH? TALK“BEAT THE HOLIDAY BLUES: Tips for Handling Stress, Depression and Grief this Holiday Season”  Please join us on Thursday, December 16, 2016, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Dr. Kim Van Orden, Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, will talk about ways to seek support, talking back to unrealistic thoughts, how to feel emotions in a safe way, and tools for planning ahead. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: The fall 2016 series is now completed. Public Health Grand Rounds will return on  Friday, February 3, 2017, noon-1:00pm, Helen Wood Hall Auditorium.