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  • Murphy Family gift to Address Health Inequity

    UB will continue its commitment to addressing adverse social determinants of health in the community through its cutting-edge Community Health Equity Research Institute, thanks to support from Timothy and Vicki Murphy.

    Murphy, SUNY Distinguished Professor and senior associate dean for clinical and translational research in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and his wife, Vicki, recently provided a generous donation to fund pilot studies in the Community Health Equity Research Institute and scholarship opportunities in mental health nursing in the School of Nursing, from which Vicki is a graduate.

  • Susan Grinslade selected as AAN Fellow

    The American Nurses Association announced the induction of University at Buffalo School of Nursing clinical professor Susan Grinslade into its 2023 class of fellows.

    Grinslade, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, is the associate director of UB’s Community Health Research Institute. She is also the School of Nursing’s community engagement coordinator.


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Social Determinants of Health in Buffalo

  • poverty.

    37% of Blacks in Poverty vs 19% of Whites

  • Educational Opportunity.
    Educational Opportunity

    14% of Blacks Have Bachelor Degrees vs 36% of Whites

  • High unemployment.
    High Unemployment

    15% Rate Among Blacks, 5% Among Whites in Buffalo

  • Low Property Values/Poor Housing Stock.
    Low Property Values/Poor Housing Stock

    Home Values $48K in Black Neighborhoods vs $138K in White

  • Access to healthy food.
    Access to Healthy Food

    Only One Grocery Store on Buffalo's East Side

  • Access to Healthcare

    Up to 6% lack health insurance and 50% receive Medicaid.

  • Disinvested Neighborhoods.
    Disinvested Neighborhoods

    48% vacancy rate in Black neighborhoods vs 12% in White

  • Criminal justice system.
    Criminal justice system

    Arrests of Blacks five times greater than for Whites

  • Access to Public Transportation.
    Access to Public Transportation

    42% of East Side families own a car

  • Lead contamination in homes.
    Lead contamination in homes

    90% of housing is pre-1978 when lead paint was banned

  • Access to Recreational Facilities.
    Access to Recreational Facilities

    Limited access to recreational facilities

  • Internet access.
    Internet access

    Many East and West Side homes lack internet access

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