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SAVE THE DATE: 6th Annual Dr. Bernard Guyer Lectureship, Friday, October 14, 2016. Register HERE

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."

On August 10, 2016, the CTSI announced a $19M grant award from the NIH geared towards continuing their work in applying medical rePresident Seligmansearch to patient treatment and population health. As our own Dr. Nana Bennett, CTSI co-director, stated, "Working in population health is about working with the community instead of on the 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 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“Let’s Move for Better Health” Please join us on Thursday, October 20, 2016, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Jennifer Lee, Exercise Specialist from the Healthy Living Center at the University of Rochester’s Center for Community Health, will talk about why physical activity is good for our health, what physical fitness includes, why sitting is bad for us, exercises you can do while at your desk, physical activity guidelines, and how to build physical activity into your daily routines. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library.

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: The next Public Health Grand Rounds will be held on Friday, October 21, from noon-1:00pm.URMC's Dr. Aaron Fields will discuss "The Opioid Epidemic: Where Are We, How Did We Get Here, and Where Are We Going?"

6th ANNUAL DR. BERNARD GUYER lectureship in Public Health: Friday, October 14, 2016.