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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, January 23, Patrick Seche, MS, CASAC, Director of Strong Recovery and Senior Associate in Psychiatry, URMC, will present “Drugs, Alcohol and Other Substances: There is an Impact for All of Us,” from 12:10-12:50 pm in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. He will help you learn more about the effects of drugs (e.g., opioids) and alcohol, what it means to be addicted, treatment and recovery options, and the benefits of prevention efforts. You will also be able to complete Narcan training for opioid overdose treatment, if you wish. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library. The talk will be streamed live by the Central Library on Facebook.

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 "Heart Disease/Failure: Prevention & Treatment"
3/19/2020 Jill Chodak, MS, RD, CDN, CCHP “Fad Diets, Food Myths & How Fiber Saves the Day”
4/16/2020 Faith Adams, MD, Jordan Health "My Feet Hurt!"
5/21/2029 Dawn A. Martin, NP, URMC "Hight/Low Blood Pressure: Prevention & Treatment"
6/18/2020 URMC Preventive Medicine Resident "Men's Health Issues"

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 at (585) 224-3068.