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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 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

redmond photoThe 8th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards on April 11, 2017 featured keynote speaker Nicole Redmond, MD, PhD, MPH, the Medical Officer of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The 2017 Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award winners are Rajeev S. Ramchandran, M.D., M.B.A., Robert L. Weisman, D.O., and Catherine A. Bunce, R.N., M.S.


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— Got Health? talks at the Central Library will take a summer hiatus, and resume in September. This summer, check out our Got Health/Tienes Salud talk on July 26 on osteoporosis.

HEALTHY LIVING LIVINGSTON PROGRAM: Wednesdays beginning June 14, from 1:00-2:30 pm, at the Dansville Public Library. For more information please call: Sarah Merritt at 585-224-3510 or email

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: Will resume in the fall of 2017.