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Rochester-area Healthcare Organizations

The following Rochester-area organizations serve the local community in a variety of ways from patient advocacy, government healthcare policy analysis, community-healthcare needs-assesments, healthcare provider advocacy through professional associations, development and implementation of community-health initiatives and charitable donations that contribute to the health of the local community.


Monroe County Medical Society

Founded in 1821, the Monroe County Medical Society (MCMS) is a not-for-profit professional organization whose members are physicians, surgeons, medical students, and residents. The Society was formed with the purpose of extending medical knowledge, elevating the standard of medical education, promoting reforms and enlightening and directing public opinion in regard to the problems of medicine and health for the best interests of the people in Monroe County. The MCMS also serves as a resource for information about health care issues. In addition, it creates educational opportunities for physicians, sponsors a public physician referral service, and provides peer review of complaints and disputes.

Monroe County Medical Society

Monroe County Seventh District Dental Society

The purpose of the Seventh District Dental Society is to represent the interests of member dentists and to advance the health of the public by promoting the art and science of dental medicine. The Society is composed of eight counties in the Seventh Judicial District of New York State. Those counties are Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates.

Monroe County Seventh District Dental Society

ACT Rochester (Topic Health)

The goal of ACT Rochester is to build on community strengths to help solve our critical problems. ACT Rochester will achieve this through community debate, discussion and engagement based on objective, timely and independent data that can reshape our approach to community problem-solving. ACT Rochester is a joint venture of Rochester Area Community Foundation and the United Way of Greater Rochester.

ACT Rochester (Topic Health)

Community Technology Assessment Advisory Board (CTAAB)

The Community Technology Assessment Advisory Board (CTAAB) was established in 1993 to augment the health care planning process in the Rochester area and to continue the Rochester community's legacy of high quality, affordable health care. CTAAB is an independent board that: Reviews selected issues such as new or expanded technology, new or expanded services, and capital expenditures, makes judgments on these issues and communicates its decisions to the health care community.

Community Technology Assessment Advisory Board (CTAAB)

Consortium on Trauma Illness and Grief in Schools

To develop, implement and maintain a community and school based consortium of culturally sensitive and clinically appropriate support services, education and training opportunities, and resources to assist schools in responding to the needs of children, teachers, administrators, and support personnel, resulting from trauma, violence, illness, grief and loss.

Consortium on Trauma Illness and Grief in Schools

Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)

Based in Rochester, New York, Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) management services organization with more than 25 years of experience in providing support to organizations in the behavioral health and human services fields so that they can improve services for those in need. CCSI provides a broad array of management and consulting services specifically tailored to meet the needs of local behavioral health, social and human service departments, state agencies, and community-based organizations in Monroe County.

Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)

Finger Lakes Health Services Agency (FLHSA)

The Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency (FLHSA) is the leader in community based health planning and works to promote the health of the region's population by: providing a "community table" where all stakeholders meet; conducting outreach to community groups and retaining extensive data on the region's health and health care. The FLHSA traces its roots back to the inception of health care planning in the early 1960s and has received national recognition from the American Health Planning Association and the American Public Health Association. Through its many projects, the organization continues to strive to ensure the region's population receives the right care, at the right place, at the right time.

Finger Lakes Health Services Agency (FLHSA)

Genesee Valley Health Partnership

The GVHP is a non-profit, rural health network of more than 40 different organizations that are either based in Livingston County or provide services to Livingston County residents. A 501(c)3 organization, our mission is to improve the health and well being of the Livingston County community through collaboration, education and prevention. Our tagline, 'Creating a Healthy Future Now', truly describes the purpose of our collective efforts. We work on a broad range of activities, which focus on a variety of health topics, including youth development, wellness promotion, violence prevention, health information technology, community health education, and improved access to health services.

Genesee Valley Health Partnership

Genesee Valley Psychological Association (GVPA)

The Genesee Valley Psychological Association is a professional association for psychologists in the Rochester, New York region. For professionals, GVPA is a resource to network, provides opportunity for professional development and educates members about local and national issues impacting the field. For the community, the GVPA website serves as a resource to obtain information about local psychologists and their areas of specialty. In addition, general information is provided about what services psychologists offer as well as a range of related topics of interest.

Genesee Valley Psychological Association (GVPA)

Greater Rochester Health Foundation (GRHF)

The mission of the Greater Rochester Health Foundation is to improve the health status of all residents of the Greater Rochester community including people whose unique healthcare needs have not been met because of race, ethnicity or income. GRHF will be good stewards of this valued community asset and will engage diverse populations and organizations in the fulfillment of our mission.

Greater Rochester Health Foundation (GRHF)

GRIPA (Greater Rochester IPA)

GRIPA was founded in 1996 as a unique collaboration between hospitals and physicians, for the purpose of simultaneously improving the quality and efficiency of health care. The organization continues to find its strength in collaborative partnership. We continue to provide medical, business, and technology management services aimed at making better health care easier to deliver, less costly for patients, and more rewarding for all involved.

GRIPA (Greater Rochester IPA)

Health Care Foundation of the Finger Lakes (HCFFL)

The Health Care Foundation of the Finger Lakes, Inc. (the Foundation) is an education and research foundation committed to improving the quality of care for elderly and disabled persons residing in long-term care settings. The Foundation was created in 2007. Health care professionals and organizations benefit from Foundation activities through implementation of programs funded by grants, charitable contributions, and fundraising. The Foundation seeks to provide informational and professional growth opportunities as well as educational and training programs for nurses, administrative staff, therapists, and any other disciplines or services that add to the routines and lives of residents in skilled nursing, rehabilitative, memory care, or other adult care setting.

Health Care Foundation of the Finger Lakes (HCFFL)

Lake Plains Community Care Network

Since 1997, Lake Plains Community Care Network (LPCCN) has fostered collaboration among area health care providers to keep healthcare local and to improve local healthcare. LPCCN is a non-profit organization run by a board of local volunteers who are leaders in business, healthcare and government. The network promotes cooperation, the practice of preventative medicine, and access to quality care in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties.

Lake Plains Community Care Network

Mental Health Counselors of Greater Rochester

The Mental Health Counselors of Greater Rochester, a Chapter of the New York State Mental Health Counselors Association, was established in 2003 to support the needs of local counselors, mental health providers and students. Since then, our membership has grown to include over 60 active members. MHCGR hosts monthly trainings to support the professional development of its members and always looks within its membership for keynote presenters on topics such as Domestic Violence, Disasters and Mental Health Implications, State Licensure, Energy Psychology, Performance Under Pressure, Gerontology, Sexual Addictions, Obesity, and more.

Mental Health Counselors of Greater Rochester

New York Care Coordination Program

The New York Care Coordination Project (NYCCP) is a collaborative partnership among state and county governments, peers and family members, and mental health provider agencies. The goal of the NYCCP is to transform systems to become more responsive to the interests of consumers, ensure access to high quality services, and promote recovery. Service delivery is based upon an individual service plan developed in partnership with consumers and their families.

New York Care Coordination Program

Nurse Practitioner Association, New York State-Greater Rochester Chapter

The Nurse Practitioner Association, Greater Rochester (NPAGR) is the local chapter of The Nurse Practitioner Association, New York State (formerly the New York State Coalition of Nurse Practitioners - NYSCONP) serving Monroe, Livingston (western region), Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, and Yates counties. The mission of The Nurse Practitioner Association Greater Rochester is to promote and maintain an organization of and for Nurse Practitioners, which shall be devoted to the advancement and improvement of the Nurse Practitioner profession, and which shall consider and act upon matters related to the professional and scientific interests of Nurse Practitioners and the promotion of improved delivery of health care to all individuals.

Nurse Practitioner Association, New York State-Greater Rochester Chapter

Physical Therapy Alliance of Upstate New York

The Physical Therapy Alliance of Upstate New York is a non profit organization founded in 1998. The purpose of this organization was and is to keep the private practice owners and therapists informed of local and national trends, promote our practice, provide continuing education opportunities and communicate with local third party payers on issues that affect the services we provide.

Physical Therapy Alliance of Upstate New York

Regional Community Asthma Network of the Finger Lakes (RCAN)

RCAN is a non-profit coalition of Asthma stakeholders that serves a 9 county region of the Finger Lakes. (Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates). All are welcome to attend and participate in the coalition. Whether you work for a managed care organization, hospital, or you are a parent of a child with asthma, please join us to make a difference! Our Mission is to promote partnerships that improve the quality of life of those affected by asthma in the Finger Lakes Region. Our Vision is to reduce the burden of asthma and improve the quality of life through supporting children affected by asthma to achieve optimal asthma management and control.

Regional Community Asthma Network of the Finger Lakes (RCAN)

Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN)

RPCN is a not-for-profit network of 25 Community Health Centers, providing Primary Medical and Dental care across Upstate New York, including Livingston, Monroe, Oneida, Ontario, Wayne and Yates Counties. As our mission maintains, RPCN is dedicated to providing access to quality health care for all, regardless of financial, cultural, or social barriers. RPCN is–and will remain–the premier provider of health care services and create healthy communities.

Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN)

RIT & RGHS Alliance

Under the umbrella of a strategic alliance, RIT (Rochester Institute of technology) is Rochester General Health System's official academic affiliate and RGHS is the university's official affiliated medical center. As technology continues to transform biomedical science, academic areas like computing and information sciences and digital imaging offer increasing relevance to future advancements in medicine. RIT and RGHS will collaborate on education and research programs in these and other key areas - a collaboration that will include mutual access to each institution's expertise and facilities.

RIT & RGHS Alliance

Rochester Academy of Medicine

The Rochester Academy of Medicine, founded in 1900, provides continuing medical education for the medical community and sponsors grants and awards for medical students, interns, residents and physicians. The Academy also coordinates outreach programs for health care in the community and sponsors health, medical and scientific programs for the community.

Rochester Academy of Medicine

Rochester Area Association of Homes & Services for the Aging (RAHSA)

RAHSA has been incorporated for more than 40 years. It was formed for the purpose of obtaining and disseminating information regarding the not-for-profit homes of the Rochester area, so that the homes may assist each other in solving common problems and improving efficiency. All of this was undertaken with the goal of improving the care, comfort and well-being of the men and women who are served by RAHSA homes.

Rochester Area Association of Homes & Services for the Aging (RAHSA)

Rochester Area Group Psychotherapy Society (RAGPS)

The Rochester Area Group Psychotherapy Society (RAGPS) is a community-based professional organization devoted to providing a forum for the expression of ideas and sharing of Knowledge related to the theory and practice of group psychotherapy. RAGPS is an affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. The organization was developed locally by clinicians wanting a place to voice their ideas about group therapy. Our membership is multi-disciplinary and includes psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, nurses, creative arts therapists, social workers, and drug and alcohol counselors.

Rochester Area Group Psychotherapy Society (RAGPS)

Rochester Integrated Health Network, Inc.

The Rochester Integrated Health Network works to promote the integration and coordination of quality, accessible and affordable medical and behavioral health care services for low income, uninsured and underinsured children and adults in the Rochester, New York region. The Rochester Integrated Health Network collaborates on improvement projects with its member organizations and community partners. Member Organizations: Anthony L. Jordan Health Center, Highland Family Medicine, Rochester Primary Care Network, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester General Medical Groups, University of Rochester Medical Center, Unity Health System, Unity Medical Groups and Westside Health Services.

Rochester Integrated Health Network, Inc.

Rochester Massage Alliance

Rochester-area massage therapists have joined to create Rochester Massage Alliance, with the goal of self-help, self-preservation and self-advocacy. Founded by Christine Baker and Michelle Ames, the organization's goal is to give massage therapists the tools for longer careers, better access to information, networking opportunities and career support.

Rochester Massage Alliance

Rochester Optometric Society

The Rochester Optometric Society offers eyecare and eyewear information for patients, as well as providing an onlline resource for doctors of optometry and other health care providers. A doctor of optometry (optometrist) is an independent health care provider, who specializes in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of diseases and disoders if visual system, the eye associated structures, as well as the diagnosis of related systemic conditions.

Rochester Optometric Society

Rochester Regional Physician Assistant Association

Close to a decade ago, several PAs in the Rochester area created an informal group of "regulars" who would get together for dinner and invite a lecturer to discuss a medical topic. This was the beginning of what is now the Rochester Regional Physician Assistant Association (RRPAA). Today, the RRPAA is a not-for-profit organization with a large diverse membership of PAs from upstate New York. We have come a long way since that first informal get together, and now the RRPAA is involved in a variety of activities for the benefit of PAs in the Greater Rochester area.

Rochester Regional Physician Assistant Association

Rochester RHIO (Regional Health Information Organization)

Rochester RHIO is a secure, electronic health information exchange that gives authorized medical providers access to test results, lab reports, hospital discharge summaries, radiology results, medication history, insurance eligibility and more. This nonprofit, community-run organization was created to give health care providers fast access to accurate information about patients so everyone can receive the best care possible. 20 health care organizations in the Greater Rochester area provide patient information, including hospitals, reference labs, insurance providers and radiology practices.

Rochester RHIO (Regional Health Information Organization)

S2AY Rural Health Network

The S2AY Network is a Rural Health Network funded by the New York State Department of Health. Originally called the SAY Rural Health Network when formed in 1997 it included the counties of Steuben, Allegany and Yates. With the addition of Schuyler County to the Network in 1998 the Network officially became recognized as the S2AY Rural Health Network. In 2002 Ontario, Wayne and Seneca Counties joined the S2AY Rural Health Network. The Network's mission is to integrate, promote and expand appropriate components of the Public Health delivery system to improve health outcomes for all residents of the Network region.

S2AY Rural Health Network

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