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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.

Recent Talks

On Thursday, September 17, Lovelyne Ngujede Sharma, M.D., Preventive Medicine Resident, URMC, presented "You Have High Cholesterol! Now What?" in a new video posted on the Center's Facebook page​. In the video, she explains what cholesterol is, types of cholesterol, why controlling your blood cholesterol level is important and how to lower it if it’s too high.​​

Please visit the links below to view past presentations and stay tuned for further information on this year's fall series.

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”

Fall 2019 Got Health? Series

Date Speaker Topic
9/26/19 Mary Reisig, WHNP, URMC "Menopause Matters!"
10/17/19  Victoria Gadbois, MD, Preventive Medicine Resident, URMC, and Jana Darlington, MPH, Promotion, Education & Targeted Outreach Manager of the Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region, CCHP "The Scary ‘C’ Word: Cancer prevention, screening & treatment can save lives”
11/14/19 Alicia Bell, MD, Preventive Medicine Resident, URMC "How's Your 'Sugar'? Are You or Someone You Love at Risk for Diabetes? Many Are, But Don't Know It"
12/12/19 Michael (Mick) Krasner, MD, FACP, Professor of Clinical Medicine, URMC “Holiday Stress: Too Tangled Up in Preparations to Enjoy the Season?"

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