RM, PCC student says:

“It was truly a remarkable experience. I am excited to implement PCC!”

Who we Are

UR Medicine logoThe Center for Health & Behavioral Training (CHBT) is part of the Community Services Division of the Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester (UR), working collaboratively with the School of Nursing, University of Rochester (UR) and closely with the Monroe County Department of Public Health.

Our Mission

Bridging science and practice through training and capacity building to advance STD/HIV prevention and community health.


CHBT offers training and technical assistance (TA) throughout the United States to improve community health.  Training and TA is also provided in the clinical management and prevention of STD/HIV/VH. CHBT is designated as:

  • The STD Center of Excellence (COE) Training Center for NYS, by the AIDS Institute, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) as part of its Clinical Education Initiative (CEI). All STD COE products and courses can be found on the CEI Resource Center website.
  • The HIV/AIDS Regional Training Center (RTC) by the AIDS Institute, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
  • A Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Provider for state/jurisdiction health departments in the US by the Division of HIV Prevention, CDC.

We also provide clinical and preventive services at the Monroe County STD Clinic.  See the Clinical Services tab for more info.

Who We Serve

Our target audience is prevention providers and health care professionals in public health, community and clinical programs across the United States.  This includes outreach workers, case managers, program managers, counselors, group facilitators, social workers, HIV test counselors, health educators, nurse practitioners, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, other clinicians, substance use counselors, peer educators, DSS workers, community service workers and interested others.

More Information

Training and Technical Assistance Requests: (585) 753-5382 or info@chbt.org
Clinical Services & Rotations: (585) 753-5481

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