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Current CARE Projects

Safe Sleep for Infants

Dr. Nathaniel Townsand plans to partner with local child advocates to promote legislation banning unsafe crib bumpers.

School Integration

Dr. Lizzy Haworth-Hoeppner plans to partner with local education experts to raise awareness about the many benefits of diversity in schools.

Pre-K for Refugee Kids

Dr. Sarah Ventre plans to increase access to high quality early childhood education for children of refugees.

HPV Vaccine

Dr. Jacquie Fable wants to prevent cervical cancer by increasing immunization against human papilloma virus.

Rochester Crisis Nursery

Dr. Katrina Stewart wants to partner with this agency to enhance its positive impact.

Eagle Express

School Newspaper

Drs. Megan Kazi, Renee Boulware, and Kate Cicozi have helped to establish a school newspaper with the East High journalism students, and support from the D&C. The Eagle Express has had 5 print issues and is now online.


Dr. Charity Idowu and medical student Michelle Shankar are working with the UR School of Medicine to improve science education for economically disadvantaged high school students.

Drs. Coyne & Peckham

Addressing Social Determinants of Health

Dr. Francis Coyne and Dr. Andy Peckham are developing a clinic system change to enhance referrals to community based services for patients.

Pre-K for Foster Care Kids

Dr. Garrett Coles is connecting with multiple agencies to enhance access to high quality early childhood education for foster care children.

Resources in Spanish

Dr. Danielle Fleissig and Dr. John Wax are enhancing the availability of Spanish Language health related information in the Rochester area.

Dr. Oliver Salmon

Helping Babies Breathe

Dr. Oliver Salmon delivered this evidence-based train-the-trainer program from the AAP with Dr. Laroia (from Neonatology) in India.

Shoes for People with Diabetes

Dr. Shalini Vaid is partnering with diabetes care organizations in India to provide shoes as a way to prevent leg amputations.

Literacy Tip Sheet

Dr. Christina Wu is partnering with Professor St. George in the Warner School to enhance the impact of programs like Reach Out and Read.