Community-Academic Partnerships Community Counts This is a faculty forum for supporting academic partnerships with communities and social institutions. More information on community counts. Department of Psychiatry Advisory Council of Consumers (DPACC) The Department of Psychiatry Advisory Council of Consumers (DPACC) was formed in 2006. DPACC is a group of consumers, their families, and key departmental leaders of Strong Behavioral Health. DPACC provides feedback and discusses ideas related to improvements of services, quality of care and improving consumer satisfaction. More information on DPACC. Renewing of the Minds In 2013, in response to community needs, several community members decided to adapt this program to the educational needs of those with a desire to gain knowledge about mental health and wellness. Our hope is to equip the faith community to address mental health needs. The mission is to promote physical, psychological, and spiritual wellness for people of color. We believe that wellness interventions should be applied at all stages of the lifespan. View the brochure Natural Helpers Learning Collaborative (NHLC): Phase 1 This study aims to develop an academic-community partnered research project to develop methods for identifying and recruiting informal neighborhood natural helpers who enhance mental health promotion and prosocial skills, attitudes, and knowledge among families with school aged children in Rochester, NY. More information on phase 1 Natural Helpers Learning Collaborative (NHLC): Phase 2 The NHLC is an independent group of proactive Rochester residents committed to strengthening how their neighborhoods promote mental wellness and reduce violence. The NHLC fosters these goals through cooperative discussion, education, and outreach across neighborhoods and blocks. More information on phase 2. Project Rochester This series aims to provide faculty and staff with information about the URMC community health mission. In addition, the Community Orientation Series strives to help familiarize employees with a general history of the City of Rochester and Greater Rochester area and how that history affects our community today. Finally, this series hopes to provide opportunities and resources to engage employees in community health research. More information on the orientation series.