Making Rochester a Healthier Community CCH News CCH staff created a Little Free Library outside of our building, for the use of visitors as well as the neighborhood. Read all about it in the Green Dandelion blog. The American Hospital Association recently featured our NOVA Award-winning Blood Pressure Advocate Program in its AHA News publication. Congratulations again to the BPAP team! 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 GOT HEALTH? TALKS - “Healthy Eyes: How to protect your sight”: Please join us on Thursday, February 18, 2016, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Dr. Laura Fornarola from University of Rochester’s Flaum Eye Institute will talk about common vision problems and how to protect our sight. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library. PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS - February 19, 2016, the URMC Hot Spotters group will discuss "Putting the patient at the center of medical education: an interdisciplinary and longitudinal approach." Noon-1:00pm, Helen Wood Hall Auditorium.