Population Health Interest Group The Population Health Interest Group (PHIG) of the Center for Community Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center was created in 2006 and is comprised of 53 faculty and staff who have a strong interest in promoting community health improvement efforts. Seventeen faculty have secondary appointments in the Center for Community Health. Members come from a variety of departments and work together to promote the community health mission of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Included among the PHIG’s accomplishments: Developed the annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards to increase professional recognition for exemplary community-engaged work. Launched “Project Rochester” a Community Orientation Series to enhance the professional development of all faculty and staff about the history of our community, current community health and social issues, and options for community engagement. Created the Community Health Mini-Grant Program to help enhance university-community partnership work by funding meeting expenses, food for focus groups, transportation, etc. Contributed to the revision of the Promotion and Tenure guidelines to reflect the value of community engaged research. Created a resource for Evaluating Community Engagement in an Academic Medical Center The Faculty Group generally meets quarterly, and faculty and staff are invited to join by contacting Laura McIntosh via email or phone (585) 224-3050. For specific information regarding the subcommittees, please contact Gail Newton by email or phone (585) 224-3057.