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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"Raising Healthy Kids: It's not one size fits all"  Please join us on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Erick Stephens, Parent Engagement Specialist, and Alicia Evans, Healthy Schools Project Coordinator, both from the Healthi Kids Coalition, will talk about what you can do at home to help your kids be healthy and happy, what role do schools play in keeping kids healthy, and knowing your village – you’re not in this alone!. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: Friday, March 3, 2017, Dr. Norbert Goldfield will discuss "Health Through Peace-Keeping: Challenges and Opportunities for Israelis and Palestinians." noon-1:00pm, Helen Wood Hall Auditorium.