Making Rochester a Healthier Community CCH News CCH's Dr. Ghinwa Dumyati, Director of the Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention Program, featured in the Wall Street Journal article “New Push to Stop Overuse of Antibiotics in Nursing Homes.” Shaquana Divers MHA, Program Manager for our Blood Pressure Advocate Program, recently was recognized at one of Rochester Business Journal's Forty Under 40. This award goes to business leaders in the Rochester area. 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 - December 4, 2015 at noon: “The Complexities of Gestational Weight Gain and Downstream Effects" By Sue Groth, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP. Helen Wood Hall Auditorium, 1.304 GOT HEALTH? TALKS - “Stressed Out? Is your life feeling out of balance?” Please join us on Thursday, December 17, 2015, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Linda Potter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker from University of Rochester’s Center for Community Health, will talk about the benefits of reducing stress, and share healthy ways to manage stress. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library.