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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, October 21, tune in to the Center for Community Health & Prevention's Facebook page after 11 a.m. to see Christina Felsen​, M.P.H., manager of communicable diseases surveillance and prevention program at the Center for Community Health & Prevention, present "Tracking a Pandemic: Collaboration and Data Sharing are Key." This talk will explore our regional response to the pandemic, as well as help you learn how agencies are using data and working together to monitor and prevent COVID-19 infections.

Fall 2021 Got Health? Series 

Date Speaker Topic
9/16/2021 Holly Russell, MD, family medicine physician, Highland Family Medicine, and medical director of clinical and community-based programs, CCHP "Substance Use Disorders: The Other Epidemic"
10/21/2021 Christina Felsen, MPH, manager of Communicable Diseases Surveillence and Prevention Program, CCHP "Tracking a Pandemic: Collaboration and Data Sharing are Key"
11/18/2021 Wade Norwood, CEO of Common Ground Health and co-chair of Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force "Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Progress: Addressing Health Disparities and Vaccine Hesitancy"
12/9/2021 Anne Brayer, MD, pediatrician, professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the School of Medicine & Dentistry, URMC, and director of Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester "Toys that Help Kids Stay Injury-Free Make the Best Holiday Gifts"

Spring 2021 Got Health? Series

Date Speaker Topic
1/21/2021  Jennifer Lee, CPT, Lifestyle Counselor, CCHP "Keep Warm this Winter by Staying Active"
2/25/2021 Annabelle Kleist, PhD, & Tanisha Gamble-Snead, MSW, Teen Health & Success Partnership, CCHP "Teen Employment Program Helps Local Youth Succeed"
3/18/2021 April Ho, RD, CPT, Clinical Dietitian, CCHP "Healthful Eating During the Pandemic: Speedy Meals for Busy Households"
4/15/2021 Linda Clark, MD, MS, Senior Health Advisor, Common Ground Health "Running on Fumes: Improved Outcomes Require Community Partnerships"​



Caroline Nestro, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, URMC "STRESS: Why do some people seem to cope better and how can I become one of those people?"​

Krystalyn Bates, OD, Preventive Medicine Resident, URMC

"My Head Hurts So… Much! Migraines and how to address them"

If you have any questions regarding the Got Health? talks, contact Marcia Middleton. Watch past Got Health? talk videos on the Center for Community Health & Prevention Facebook page.