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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

On Thursday, December 8, tune in to the Center for Community Health & Prevention's Facebook page any time after 11 a.m. to see Anna Defayette and Morica Hutchison, postdoctoral fellows in the Department of Psychiatry, URMC, present "Beat the Holiday Blues: Tips for Handling Stress, Depression & Grief during a Season of Celebration." Join us to learn how to feel emotions in a safe way, reframe unhelpful thoughts and reach out for support from others, when needed.

Fall 2022 Got Health? Series

Date Speaker Topic
9/15/22 The Strong Recovery Peer Team, University of Rochester—Reed Wojick, CRPA, CEDRC; Abigail Walker, CRPA-P; Kelly Quinn, CRPA-F, RCP; Kelly A. Sciarratta, RCP, CRPA-P; Tanner Rodwell, CRPA "Peer Power: Shared Experience on the Road to Addiction Recovery"
10/20/22  Jennifer Lee, CPT, TTS, Lead Lifestyle Counselor and Tobacco Treatment Specialist, CCHP "Tobacco Effects on Lung Health"

Justin Kelsey, MHA, CPT-CIFT, Program Manager, Employee Wellness, and Mali Rosado, Lifestyle Health Coach, CCHP

"Introduction to Diabetes Prevention"

Anna Defayette, PhD, and Morica Hutchison, PhD, LMFT, Postdoctoral Fellows in the Department of Psychiatry, URMC

"Beat the Holiday Blues: Tips for Handling Stress, Depression & Grief during a Season of Celebration"

Spring 2023 Got Health? Series

Date Speaker Topic
1/19/23 April Ho, RD, CPT, Lead Dietitian, CCHP "Building a Healthy Body for the New Year" 
2/16/23 Melissa Hensley, MD, MPH, Preventive Medicine Resident, URMC "When Food Becomes the Enemy: Eating Disorders in a Global Pandemic"
3/16/23 Hannah Farley, CSP-FLR Promotion, Education & Targeted Outreach Manager, CCHP

"How Does Colorectal Cancer Start & What Can You Do to Help Prevent It?”

4/20/23 Edith Williams, PhD, Director of Office of Health Equity Research, UR CTSI "Ensuring Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Health Research"
5/18/23 Naz Baecher, MD, Preventive Medicine Resident, URMC "Stroke is No Joke: Tips for Managing Blood Pressure and Preventing Strokes"
6/15/23 Sparkle Wells, MPA, CASAC-Advanced, PHPC Health Project Coordinator, CCHP "Stay Healthy & Safe while Enjoying the Great Outdoors!"

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.