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Community Health Education

Woman mentoringEducation is valued both at the University of Rochester and within the Center for Community Health & Prevention. We offer educational experiences to students at all levels of training, from undergrad, to doctoral students, to medical residents. Our goal is to give all students experience in the world of community health, so that they may better use their skills and education to improve the health of their communities.

Our Director of Community Health Education, Theresa Green, Ph.D., M.B.A., is a faculty member in the Public Health Sciences department at the School for Medicine and Dentistry. She directs the Community Health Improvement Course, a 4-week experience for fourth-year medical students that combines didactic sessions with on-site learning in the community to teach medical students the basic principles of community health.

Other initiatives/opportunities for students led by the CCHP include:

  • Distinction in Community Health (MD program)
  • Community Engagement Workshop (see 2014 flyer)
  • Andrus Summer Fellowship
  • Unpaid Academic Internships at the Center for Community Health & Prevention


There are many tools and networks available for faculty, staff, and students interested in learning about community health.

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