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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, March 21, April Ho, RD, CPT, clinical dietitian at the Center for Community Health & Prevention, URMC, will present "Lose Weight and Stay Motivated"  from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Ave., Rochester, NY.  She will help you learn how to shed extra pounds and keep them off, including three keys to motivation, finding a healthy eating pattern that's right for you and building enjoyable physical activity into your life. Parking is available in the Court Street Garage, which is connected to the library. The talk will also be live streamed by the Library on Facebook

Spring 2019 Got Health? Series

Date Speaker Topic
1/17/19 Sarah Merritt, Promote Health Prevent Cancer Coordinator, Center for Community Health & Prevention "Health Behaviors, Lifestyle Choices & Cancer Risk"
2/28/19 Rescheduled for 3/28 "How to Talk to Your Doctor"
3/21/19 April Ho, Registered Dietitian & Certified Physical Trainer, Center for Community Health & Prevention "Winning at Weight Loss"
3/28/19 Dr. Howard Beckman, MD, Consultant to Common Ground Health "How to Talk to Your Doctor"
4/18/19 Patrick Seche, Director, Strong Recovery/Addiction Psychiatry Division, URMC  "Drugs, Alcohol & Other Substances: Why Do We Use Them & Why We Can't Stop"
5/16/19 Mary Chizuk, Chair, National Center of Deaf Health Research's Healthy Living with Hearing Loss Community Committee "Healthy Living with Hearing Loss"
6/20/19 Dr. Scott Matthews, Prevention Resident, URMC "High Blood Pressure & Stroke Prevention"

Fall 2018 Got Health? Series

Date Presenter Topic
9/13/18 Dr. Janaki Nathan, URMC "High Cholesterol: Why it's a Health Risk, How to Prevent it, and Ways to Get it Under Control"
10/18/18 Donna P. Dixon, Center for Community Health & Prevention "Wellness Alert: Cancer Screenings Can Save Lives"
11/15/18 Dr. Laurence Guttmacher, URMC "Bipolar Disorder 101: Understanding this Serious Mental Health Disorder"
12/13/18 Dr. Allen Anandarajah, URMC "Autoimmunity & Arthritis - Truths & Myths"

If you have any questions regarding the Got Health? talks, contact Marcia Middleton at (585) 224-3068.