Making Rochester a Healthier Community CCH News CCH Director Nancy Bennett, MD, has been appointed Chair of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) The advisory committee’s medical and public health experts provide advice and guidance to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and develop recommendations for the use of vaccines to control diseases in the U.S. civilian population. ACIP recommendations, once approved by the CDC director, are published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report as official public health policy in an effort to reduce the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases and increase the safe use of vaccines. Officially adopted ACIP recommendations also determine vaccine coverage by insurance in the U.S., per the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Bennett will lead her first ACIP meeting on Oct. 21 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Congratulations, Nana! 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 - “How's Your Sugar?” Please join us on Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. The talk will explore diabetes signs and symptoms, types and causes, prevention and treatment. Presented by Elizabeth McKinley, nurse practitioner, URMC. PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS - "The Benefit and Burden of Electronic Reminders for Optimizing Patient Care," by Dr. David Chan from the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. October 16, 2015, Noon-1pm, Helen Wood Hall.