Health and Wellness

UB’s students, faculty and staff throughout the health sciences are continuously addressing the health and wellness needs of our surrounding communities. Students, faculty and clinicians provide year-round public medical clinics and engage in programs and initiatives that seek to foster and advance health and wellness throughout Western New York.

9/8/17

Buffalo Outreach and Community Assistance (BOCA) is an international public health organization that recruits students and dental professionals to promote dental education and implement free dental care in those areas of the world that lack adequate access to care. The word BOCA, which means “mouth” in Spanish, signifies our dedication to oral health care, as well as our goal of advocating for more universal access to dental care worldwide. 

9/8/17

The CARES Program (Counseling, Advocacy, Referral, Education, and Service), a nationally recognized collaboration between the University at Buffalo schools of Dental Medicine and Social Work, was created as an innovative solution to address access to oral health care issues faced by a diverse population in Western New York.

3/20/17

 

The Center for Assistive Technology (CAT) Client Services team provides awareness of the use of Assistive Technology (AT). They help people of all ages with various disabilities, illnesses and functional impairments apply AT for daily living, school, work, recreational and leisure activities. Their services can help people live more independent lives and also facilitate improved health, wellness and disease prevention. The program serves many counties in WNY, and is a part of the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions.

 

3/20/17

The Center for Healing and Deafness is a research-centered organization that is often involved with ongoing projects and studies to help contribute to our understanding of hearing and deafness, including causation and treatment. The center offers opportunities to be involved in this research, and works with the community to provide excellent care and knowledge to interested parties.

3/20/17

UB Athletics offers CPR/AED Training courses on UB’s North Campus at Alumni Arena on select Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays of the month. These classes are open to the general public, and provide certification of completion. There are varying levels of classes available, from basic first aid training to basic life support with pediatric first aid. Interested individuals can register online to ensure a spot, as only five additional walk-ins will be guaranteed a spot.

9/8/17

Every year in November, United States Military and United States Coast Guard veterans are eligible for one day of free dental services.

3/20/17

The Food Systems Planning and Healthy Community Lab is dedicated to research that critically examines the role of planning and policy in facilitating sustainable food systems and healthy communities. Under the leadership of Dr. Samina Raja, Associate Professor, the ‘Food Lab’ team conducts research, builds capacity of planners through education and training, and engages in community-based efforts to build sustainable food systems and healthy communities.

9/8/17

Every year, School of Dental Medicine students, faculty, staff and alumni provide free dental care for children throughout the community.

6/20/17

This student-run organization helps facilitate medical and psychiatric forensic evaluations for survivors of torture and political violence who are seeking asylum in the United States.

3/20/17

The Institute on Innovative Aging Policy and Practice (IIAPP) was established at the University at Buffalo in 2013 by Director Louanne Bakk. This purpose of the IIAPP is to promote aging-related research, scholarship, learning and service concerning care for older persons, particularly those most vulnerable and oppressed. IIAPP is housed within the Buffalo Center for Social Research and is dedicated to the health, well-being and independence of older adults.

3/20/17

ITTIC provides research and training for organizations regarding trauma and trauma-informed care through evaluation, trauma-specific treatment interventions, training, technical assistance, research and consultation.

3/20/17

This nonprofit, drop-in clinic provides free, routine health care and preventive services to uninsured patients on Buffalo’s East Side. It is entirely managed and funded through the work of eight UB medical students each year, working in partnership with the community service organization Group Ministries.

9/8/17

UB's School of Dental Medicine has served the oral health care needs of Chautauqua County’s children for 15 years with its school-based mobile dental van. Thanks to a federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration and gifts from the Lenna Foundation and the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation, the school has been able to purchase S-Miles To Go, a state-of-the-art mobile dental unit equipped with three dental chairs.

6/20/17

Prescription for Warmth (P4W) was founded by UB medical students in 2016 and uses 100 percent of the funds donated by the community to purchase hats, gloves and socks in bulk. This nonprofit organization provides hats, gloves and socks for frostbite victims and those in need in Buffalo area hospitals and free clinics.

3/20/17

The School of Public Health and Health Professions' distinguished faculty provide area groups with educational presentations about a range of health topics.

3/20/17

RIA's annual Seminar Series brings to Buffalo national experts in the field of alcohol, drugs and related issues. Each fall and spring, speakers present research results to an audience of policymakers, clinicians, other researchers, students and the general public.

3/20/17

The University at Buffalo Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic is a centrally located and fully accredited, community-based training facility for graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in speech-language pathology and audiology. Speech, language and hearing services are provided to children and adults with a wide variety of communication challenges under the close supervision of licensed and certified clinical faculty who are experts in their respective areas.

3/20/17

UB Athletics offers a host of youth camps during the summer on the UB campuses. No matter what your child’s skill level — from beginner to advanced — there are opportunities for them to learn, play and make new friends while getting personal attention from faculty and Division I coaches.

6/20/17

As part of a community coalition, UB faculty and trainees offer medical services to resettled refugees in the Buffalo area. This includes supporting asylum seekers by gathering evidence of torture and trauma and providing expert testimony during court hearings.

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