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Partnering & Grants

The Center for Community Health & Prevention partners with the community to help residents of Rochester and the Finger Lakes region lead healthier lives.

There are multiple opportunities to partner with us on health-related initiatives. Grants, Community Engagement Studios and other research initiatives are a few of the ways we can work together.

  • Community Health Mini-Grants: Supported and funded by the Center and the UR Clinical & Translational Science Institute, the Mini-Grants are one-time grants up to $2,000, awarded on a quarterly basis and limited to one community project each year per partnership.
  • Community Engagement Studios: Studios provide an opportunity to provide input to researchers on study design, implementation and dissemination.
  • Community Health Improvement Workgroup (CHIW): The CHIW accepts proposals annually to fund those who have expertise in either of the two priority areas highlighted in the 2022-2024 Monroe County Joint Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Those two priority areas are: (1) Addressing Disparities in Maternal and Child Health (2) Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being.

If you’re interested in collaborating on a grant proposal, please contact us at

Other Opportunities: 

  • The University of Rochester Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) Community Engagement Core (CEC) works with community partners to develop science-based solutions to environmental problems. Strong community partnerships are essential to generate, transmit, and use science to help solve environmental health problems. The Capacity Building Project (CBP) program provides funding for local organizations to grow their engagement in environmental health. The EHSC will provide up to $10,000 for one CBP in 2023. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Projects should address issues of environmental health disparities in the greater Rochester region. Applications are due January 20, 2023.