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Center Recognized with Award from New York State Public Health Association
The Center for Community Health & Prevention (CCHP) was recognized with the Outstanding Leadership in Public Health in New York State (Organization) Award at the 2021 New York State Public Health Partnership Conference Annual Awards, held April 29. The award honors agencies for making significant contributions to public health and recognizes them for being leaders in their communities.
Since its formation, the CCHP has pursued the goals of improving community health and advancing health equity. Working together with a legion of valued community and University partners, we have achieved significant progress towards our goals. The Center offers a wide range of evidence-based initiatives focused on prevention in the City of Rochester, Monroe County and throughout the Finger Lakes region. Our clinical and community programs address the needs of underrepresented, diverse populations to reduce health disparities. During the pandemic, the Center continues to expand its community outreach and service by transitioning our programs to a virtual format and taking a lead role in regional pandemic response.
The Public Health Partnership Conference was held virtually this year, and is a collaboration between the New York State Public Health Association, the New York State Association of County Health Officials, the New York State Association for Rural Health and the New York State Conference of Environmental Health Directors.
Center Director Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., M.S., accepted the award on behalf of the Center and said a few words, thanking faculty, staff and the Center's many community partners for their efforts and collaboration.
Watch the awards ceremony and presentation on the NYSPHA Facebook page.