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URMC / Center for Community Health

Making Rochester a Healthier Community

CCH News

On October 14, 2016, The Bernard Guyer, MD Lectureship in Health hosted CDC Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat, to discuss the changing role of public health in her talk "Public Health Metamorphosis: On the Road to Butterfly."

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“ANGER, ANXIETY AND WORRY: Tips for handling these negative feelings so they don’t take over" Please join us on Thursday, November 17, 2016, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Dr. Kevin Coffey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Access Coordinator for Strong Behavioral Health and Wellness at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will talk about mindfulness, changing our thoughts and behaviors, and new skills to try. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: "What Happens When There Is No Village?" Friday, November 4, 2016, from noon-1:00pm, Helen Wood Hall Auditorium..