Clinical and Community Based Preventive Services
Increase practices to support breastfeeding in health care, community and workplaces. Develop a set of breastfeeding-supportive practice guidelines that could be adopted by local pre-natal care practitioners.
Diabetes Prevention Program
Train trainers in the evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program. The trainers will then run classes in community sites.
High Blood Pressure Ambassadors
Train and deploy volunteer outreach workers to lead groups within their own organizations to promote self-management of high blood pressure. Focus is on the African American community due to high rates of hypertension.
Lead Partner: URMC Center for Community Health
The VC consists of an interactive software program that includes an “avatar” counselor who can deliver on-line intensive behavioral health counseling to patients in the Federally Qualified Health Centers in Rochester. It will be accessible via an internet-connected computer in the clinic or at home, and will be culturally adapted for the African American and Latino populations.