Making Rochester a Healthier Community CCH News Community 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 research 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. Programs and Services Community Partnerships Health Policy UR Lifestyle Management Programs Education Upcoming Events GOT HEALTH? TALK—“HIV/AIDS and Other STDs: Are You At Risk?” Please join us on Thursday, September 15, 2016, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Keturah Clark, Community Health Specialist from Trillium Health, will talk about how STDs and HIV are related, whether STDs increase your risk for HIV, risky behaviors for STDs, tips for lowering your risk, plus treatment and prevention options. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library. PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: Our fall 2016 season begins Friday, September 16, with Dr. Michael Hasselberg's talk "UR Medicine Project ECHO: Improving Access to Complex Care through Videoconferencing” Talk begins at noon in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium, wraps available while supplies last.