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Programs & Initiatives

The Center encompasses a wide variety of programs and initiatives aimed at preventing disease to create healthier communities:

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Healthy Living Programs

When it comes to improving health, even small changes have a lasting impact. Our programs help people make small changes they can maintain for life.

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Surveillance & Prevention

This national effort provides population-based communicable disease data. Studies evaluate vaccine programs, monitor disease patterns, and identify populations at risk for severe infections.

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Workforce Navigation

To address the social determinants of health, we offer workforce programs for at-risk students and University employees.


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Health Policy

Many factors impact the health of the community. This focuses not just on policies directly related to health, but also on those that impact all social determinants of health.

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Training the next generation of healthcare providers is central to our mission, through student training and community-engaged research training.

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Engaging Research Partners

The Center supports the research efforts of the University of Rochester Medical Center and the engagement arm of the University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute.