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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

Dr. PeipertThe 7th Annual Dr. Bernard Guyer Lectureship in Public Health took place on Monday, October 2, 2017. The keynote speaker, Dr. Jeffrey F. Peipert, discussed "The Importance of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception." The talk can be viewed here.



The Center for Community Health & Prevention 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.


Upcoming Events

HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM starting: October 31, 2017. The Salvation Army Gymnasium, 915 Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 to 4:30 pm. Free. program. To register call Lucas Santana at 224-3508 or Sacha Rios 467-6410 ext. 30

Healthy Living Livingston group starting - .Join Healthy Living Livingston to learn about cancer prevention, healthy eating, and fitness tips. Refreshments provided. Starting September 13 and meeting Wednesdays  from 1:00pm-3:00pm, until November 29. To sign up today call Sarah Merritt at (585)224-3510.

GOT HEALTH? TALK—  “My Feet Hurt!” Please join us on Thursday, October 19, 2017, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Dr. Faith Adams, a podiatrist at Jordan Health and in private practice, will talk about: common foot problems, such as bunions, corns, calluses, warts, athlete’s foot, gout; causes and symptoms; treatments; home remedies; and when to see a doctor. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library. If you can't attend, the talk will be streamed live by the Central Library, so you can tune in, Like, and Share on Facebook!

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: Friday, October 20, from noon-1:00pm in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium, Donna Berryman, MLIS, AHIP, Ed.D., Mark W. Nickels, MD, and Janice Schrack, RN, BSN, CCRC will be discussing "It's All About Understanding - The Importance of Health Literacy"