As our community continues to mourn the loss of those who tragically lost their lives on May 14th, 2022, at Tops Supermarket. We ask that you take this time to think about what your role, responsibility and commitment is as a change agent. What we are called to do individually and collectively, because our community needs us now more than ever.
Thank you for registering for the "Walk of Healing" event that was held on August 13, 2021 and the virtual conference on August 14, 2021. We look forward to your participation for our next event in August 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. During the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about mental health and substance use have grown, including concerns about suicidal ideation.
This series presented by the Buffalo Center for Health Equity was very successful and acknowledged the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in communities of color.
The UB Community Health Equity Research Institute was created with a goal to perform research to advance understanding of the root causes and to develop and test innovative solutions to eliminate health inequities in the region.
State Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy at the CTRC on Oct. 14, 2020, discussing how a UB-community partnership is helping to blunt the effects of COVID-19. UB President Satish Tripathi is seated to the right. (Photo: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki)
Igniting Hope 2022, “Advocating in a New Reality: Breaking Barriers, Maintaining Resilience and Reconstructing a Community of Care,” will take place on Aug. 13 in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and on Zoom.
Buffalo Freedom Gardens has given dozens of residents of Buffalo’s East Side neighborhoods a free raised bed garden. Since 2020, Freedom Gardens has installed 134 raised beds in communities of color in Buffalo. Their goal is to fight racism, inspire resilience and provide fresh vegetables in neighborhoods that lack grocery stores and access to healthy foods.