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Making Rochester a Healthier Community

Our mission: To join forces with the community to eliminate health inequalities and improve health through research, education, and service.

CCH News

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

redmond photoThe 8th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards on April 11, 2017 featured keynote speaker Nicole Redmond, MD, PhD, MPH, the Medical Officer of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The 2017 Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award winners are Rajeev S. Ramchandran, M.D., M.B.A., Robert L. Weisman, D.O., and Catherine A. Bunce, R.N., M.S.


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"Could Your Home Be Making You Sick? LEARN HOW TO STAY SAFE"  Please join us on Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Cait Fallone from University of Rochester’s Environmental Health Sciences Center, and Jennifer Becker from University of Rochester’s Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center will talk about how environmental hazards at home (e.g., molds, pests, indoor air quality, and toxic chemicals) can affect your health, ways to protect yourself and your family, and resources and services to get help. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: Will resume in the fall of 2017.