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YMCA of Greater Rochester, University of Rochester Medical Center expands community health program

Dental screenings among services added in wellness collaboration

May 25, 2018 Rochester, N.Y. — The University of Rochester Medical Center announced May 15 it is collaborating with the YMCA of Greater Rochestor to help area residents receive greater access to the center's wellness programs including dental health screenings.
    
The collaboration is an expansion to a pilot program launched in 2014 to improve community health, according to a new release. The program extends through 2029 and will make a range of health services available at YMCA locations across the Northeast in an effort to increase access to services both organizations provide.
    
These programs include clinical programs to help patients manage chronic diseases; sports performance and injury-prevention clinics; dental health screenings; pediatric telemedicine care; and expanded prevention and education services such as influenza clinics, wellness screenings and health talks.
    
"The goal of UR Medicine is to improve the health of communities we serve across upstate New York, and we achieve it by providing people easy access to preventive services and high-quality care," said Mark B. Taubman, M.D., CEO of UR Medicine, in a news release. "The YMCA of Greater Rochester is a great community partner already, and with this agreement we will expand the reach of UR Medicine services to more convenient locations."
    
Multiple units within the University of Rochester Medical Center, including the School of Nursing's Employee Wellness Program, Golisano's Children's Hospital and the Eastman Dental Center, will provide the expanded services.
    
According to a news release, the collaboration enables the YMCA of Greater Rochester to care for nearly 100,000 members and youth they serve in 17 facilities.