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. 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 PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS - Join us on Friday, March 20 for Dr. Ray Dorsey's talk “Using Technology to Transform Care.” Access to care is currently limited by distance and disability. Simple, inexpensive technology can increasingly connect patients to care. This talk will highlight current and future such applications. URMC Whipple Auditorium, noon-1pm. (note location change) Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month event: The Cancer Services Program of Monroe County, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Center for Community Health, in partnership with Cancer Mission 2020, led by Camp Good Days and Special Times, are joining forces to bring the Giant Colon exhibit to Rochester, in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month from March 13-15, 2015, at the Marketplace Mall. Got Health? talk: “Measles: Who is At Risk & How to Get Help if you Have it?” Please join us on Thursday, March 26, 2014, 12:10-12:50 pm, at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. The talk will explore signs and symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment of measles. Presented by Sara Bird, student intern at the Center for Community Health from SUNY Brockport.