The Office of Community Medicine was created in 2009 in response to the growing number of refugee patients residing in Rochester, NY. Working closely with primary and specialty care clinics, the Office of Community Medicine identifies specific areas related to health disparities and works to reduce the gaps in care. As a fully grant-funded department, the Office of Community Medicine currently runs the following programs:
- Refugee Healthcare Program
- North American Refugee Health Conference
- New Models for Refugee Care Program
The mission of the Office of Community Medicine is to address the multitude of barriers faced by our refugee patients upon arrival in Rochester, to facilitate their connection into primary care, and to help newcomers navigate the western healthcare system. In addition, we work closely with the GHS Refugee Family Medicine clinic to respond to the needs of our patients. For more specific information about our programs click here.