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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.

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Environmental Health Capacity Building ProjectThe University of Rochester Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) Community Engagement Core (CEC) works with community partners to develop science-based solutions to environmental problems. The CEC is initiating a new Capacity Building Project program in 2022 to provide funding for local organizations to grow their engagement in environmental health. The EHSC will provide up to $10,000 for one Capacity Building Project in 2022. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Projects should address issues of environmental health disparities in the greater Rochester region. Our overall goals are to build community capacity to address local environmental health problems and identify opportunities for future partnerships with the EHSC. Final Request for Proposals. Contact Katrina Korfmacher with questions. Application deadline: 5 p.m. January 21, 2022 

Community Vaccine Education Grant: Up to $3,000 per organization; Rochester Area Community Foundation wants to help residents in Rochester’s low-income neighborhoods better understand the importance of continuing to be tested for COVID-19, and how and where to access the vaccination. The goal is to improve vaccination rates in these neighborhoods and share information on how citizens can protect themselves and their family and friends.