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Community-based Health Talks

"Got Health?"

The Center for Community Health & Prevention offers a series of FREE health talks called “Got Health?” to help community members get and stay healthy. Got Health is co-sponsored by the Center and the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. The talks cover basic health information and are delivered in easy-to-understand language, with plenty of time for questions and answers. They take place on the third Thursday of each month (except July and August) at the Central Library, with occasional extra presentations. Throughout the series, presenters from our Center, the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), and community organizations help to inform the community about health issues and highlight the link between research and community health improvement.

Please join us to learn more about many interesting health topics. If you can't attend, the talks are streamed live by the Central Library, so you can tune in on Facebook for the live broadcast or view the video later.

Upcoming Talks

GOT HEALTH? TALK - "Healthy Eating When You're Gluten Free"

Please join us on Thursday, March 22 from 12:10-12:50 pm in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Zoe Mahlum, clinical dietitian at the Center for Community Health & Prevention, will talk about what is gluten and where it is found, why go gluten free, how to shop for gluten free products, tips for healthy eating, and ways to go further with food. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library. If you can't attend, the talk will be streamed live by the Central Library, so you can tune in on Facebook!

Fall 2017 Got Health? Series

(Facebook videos can be found in blue links)

Date Presenter Topic
9/21/17 Leslie Johnson, URMC “Oh, My Aching BACK! Information, tips and treatment for back pain”
10/19/17 Dr. Faith Adams, Jordan Health “My Feet Hurt!”
10/30/17 Cancelled Cancelled
11/16/17 Dr. Shira May, Alzheimer's Association “Dementia: Know the Warning Signs” (video unavailable)
12/21/17 Dr. Kevin Coffey, URMC “Are you worried? Stressed out? Tips for handling these negative feelings so they don’t take over”

Spring 2018 Got Health? Series

Date Speaker Topic
1/18/18 Elizabeth McKinley, URMC “How’s your ‘sugar’? Are you or someone you love at risk for diabetes? Many are, but don’t know it.”
2/7/18 Dr. Hugo Alvarez, URMC “High Blood Pressure: Why people have it, how to avoid it, and ways to get it under control”
2/15/18 Dawn A. Martin, URMC “Act FAST: Know the Risks and Warning Signs of Strokes and Heart Attacks”
3/22/18 Zoe Mahlum, Center for Community Health & Prevention Healthy Eating & Gluten Free Diets
4/19/18 Dr. Silvia Sorensen, URMC Vision Loss
5/17/18 Dr. Adina Jucan, URMC Healthy Aging & Dental Care
6/21/18 Amy Allen & Jennifer Weslowski, URMC Sleep Disorders

Looking For a Speaker?

Would you like to schedule a speaker for your group? Please submit a request by completing the Online Speaker Request Form. Requests must be made four weeks in advance of the event date.

If you have any questions regarding a speaker request with the Center for Community Health & Prevention, contact Marcia Middleton at (585) 224-3068.