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"Got Health?" Talks

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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

On Thursday, December 10, tune in to the Center for Community Health & Prevention's Facebook page after 11 a.m. to see Brenda Tesini, assistant professor of Infectious Diseases and associate hospital epidemiologist at URMC, present "Celebrating this Holiday Season: Focus on Safety & Creativity" in a new video​. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones during the pandemic and flu season by following the advice of experts and tapping into your creativity for meaningful celebrations. 

Fall 2020 Got Health? Series

Date Speaker Topic
9/17/2020 Lovelyne Ngujede Sharma, MD, Preventive Medicine Resident, URMC "You Have High Cholesterol. Now What?"

Hannah Hare, Breast Care Patient Navigator, NAPBC Patient Navigator Project, CCHP

"Mammograms Can Save Lives. Need Support to Get Yours?"
11/19/2020 Anne Sammler, MA, Lifestyle Counselor, Nicotine Dependence Treatment, CCHP "Thinking about Quitting? Partner with Us for Some Fresh Air"
12/10/2020 Brenda Tesini, MD, Infectious Disease Expert, Strong Memorial Hospital, CCHP Emerging Infections Program Team "Celebrating this Holiday Season: Focus on Safety & Creativity"

Spring 2020 Got Health? Series

Date Speaker Topic
1/23/2020  Patrick Seche, Director of Strong Recovery and Sr. Associate in Psychiatry at URMC "Drugs, Alcohol & Other Substances: There is an Impact for All of Us" includes NARCAN training
2/27/2020 Elizabeth McKinley, NP, URMC "Congestive Heart Failure: A Growing Epidemic"
3/19/2020 Jill Chodak, MS, RD, CDN, CCHP “Fad Diets, Food Myths & How Fiber Saves the Day”
4/16/2020 Faith Adams, DPM, Jordan Health "My Feet Hurt!"



Kristina Hawes and Sarah Merritt, Promote Health. Prevent Cancer., CCHP “Healthy Living For Better Health Today…And For a Lifetime”

John Adib, MD, Preventive Medicine Resident, URMC

“A Roadmap to Men's Health Screenings”


If you have any questions regarding the Got Health? talks, contact Marcia Middleton.