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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 - "Are You Worried? Stressed Out? Tips for Handling These Negative Feelings So They Don't Take Over"

Please join us on Thursday, December 21, 2017, 12:10-12:50 pm, in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. Dr. Kevin A. Coffey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Access Coordinator for Strong Behavioral Health and Wellness at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will discuss mindfulness, changing our thoughts and behaviors, and new approaches to try. 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

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
2/15/18 Hannah Lu, URMC Sleep Disorders
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 Ann Leonhardt, URMC Risks & Warning Signs of Heart Attacks and Strokes

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.