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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.

The Center for Community Health & Prevention 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 2016-2017 Report to the Community.

Are you a UR employee? Learn about our UR Lifestyle Management Programs.


2018 Satcher Award winnersThe 2018 Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards were held on Wednesday, April 25, and the keynote speaker was Dr. David Satcher, MD, PhD. Congratulations to our winners, Dr. Silvia Sörensen, Dr. Tiffany Pulcino, and Charles Brown. Learn more about the Dr. David Satcher Awards.

Upcoming Events

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: We will be on a hiatus for the summer, but Grand Rounds will return in September. Thank you for joining us this season!

Healthy Living Livingston Program:  Get healthy. Prevent cancer. For free. Program begins April 19 and runs on consecutive Thursdays through July. For more information, call Sarah Merritt at (585)224-3510 or email at

GOT HEALTH? TALK - Got Health is taking a summer recess during July and August, and will resume in September. Please check back for more information on our September talk.

Cancer Services of Monroe County presents Volunteer Health Advisor Training session for volunteers to conduct outreach activities for the CSP-MC. See flyer for details, or call (585) 224-3060.