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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. Since the pandemic, the in-person talks have been put on hold and are now offered virtually, in a pre-recorded format, on the Center's Facebook page.

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 will be provided after they are posted. You can find them in the tables below.

Upcoming Talks

Thank you for your interest in our Got Health? talks. Our spring season has ended. Find recordings at the links below and please stay tuned for the fall!

Spring 2022 Got Health? Series





Hannah Farley, promotion, education and targeted outreach manager for the Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region, CCHP

"Cervical Cancer: Know the Risk Factors and Screening Options"


Jeanne Lee, M.D., preventive medicine resident, URMC

"Getting Right to the Heart of the Matter”


Nina Rosien, R.D., clinical dietitian, CCHP

“Add Spice to Your Life with Healthy and Flavorful Cooking"


Evelyn Arana, DrPH, M.S., research assistant professor, URMC Department of Surgery, Supportive Care in Cancer Division

“Cancer Health Disparities among U.S. Latinos”



Jen Lee, CPT, lead lifestyle counselor, CCHP 

"Spring into Action: Fit Movement into a Busy Schedule"


Justin Kelsey, MHA, employee wellness coordinator and Rochester Diabetes Prevention Program facilitator, CCHP

"Calling all Men: It's Time to Get Moving"

Fall 2021 Got Health? Series 

Date Speaker Topic
9/16/2021 Holly Russell, M.D., 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, M.P.H., manager of Communicable Diseases Surveillance 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 "Equitable Distribution: Ensuring Fairness in COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout"
12/9/2021 Anne Brayer, M.D., pediatrician, professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the School of Medicine & Dentistry, URMC, and director of Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester “Safe Toys Can Help to Keep Kids Injury-Free Through the Holidays.”

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.