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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

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“Know the Ten Signs of ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE” Please join us on Thursday, January 19, 2017, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Nanette Friedman, Program and Services Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester and Finger Lakes Region, will talk about the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease, what to do if you see warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, how the disease is diagnosed, and why it’s best to catch it early. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: Friday, February 3, 2017, Irena Pesis-Katz, PhD and David Krusch, MD, CMIO will discuss "The Importance of Population Health Analytics in Value-Based Care." noon-1:00pm, Helen Wood Hall Auditorium.