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Community Health Education

Woman mentoringEducation is highly valued by the Center for Community Health & Prevention (CCHP). We offer educational experiences to students at all levels of training, from undergraduate students, to masters and doctoral students, to preventive medicine residents. Our goal is to give all students valuable experience in the world of community health, so that they may better use their skills and education to improve the health of their communities.

Are you a student interested in an educational experience with the Center for Community Health & Prevention? You might qualify for an Unpaid Academic Internship. The CCHP provides opportunities for unpaid academic internships to students in multiple areas of community health, including healthy living initiatives and education programs, disease surveillance and prevention, and health policy. Interested in learning more? Please contact Director of Community Health Policy and Education Theresa Green, Ph.D., M.B.A., or Community Health Education Coordinator Carolyn Settle, M.P.H.

Green is a faculty member in the Public Health Sciences department at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She directs several courses, including the Community Health Improvement Course for medical students, the U.S. Health Systems course for graduate students and the Population Health course for nursing students, all combining didactic sessions with community-engaged learning to improve community health.

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

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