SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

SDG 3.

Ensuring healthy and happy lifestyles for all ages.

Every human on our planet needs to be ensured of a life that is healthy and safe. Currently, less than half of the globe is covered by essential health services.  The sustainable development goal of good health and wellbeing recognizes this, and the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced how crucial healthcare is.

Take a Deep Dive on SDG 3

Check out the resources collected below that lifts up the importance of good health and well-being from faculty, staff and guest lectures here at UB.

Can public health efforts avert imminent human extinction?

The Inaugural Richard V. Lee Lectureship in Global Health was presented by Stephen Luby, MD, titled, "Can Public Health Efforts Avert Imminent Human Extinction?" (UB School of Public Health 9/26/16)

The Future of Rural Public Health by Don Rowe

Dr. Don Rowe talks about Cross Jurisdictional Sharing and the future of Rural Public Health. (UB School of Public Health 3/13/15)

Racial Health Inequities: The COVID-19 Disaster Was Decades in the Making

Presented by Dr. Heather Orom, PhD, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions. The rate of deaths from COVID-19 is more than 6 times higher and the rate of infection more than 3 times higher in predominantly African American counties than predominantly White counties. In Buffalo, NY, the highest rates of COVID cases and deaths have been in predominantly African American neighborhoods. In this webinar we will tackle difficult subjects, including the political and economic decisions and adverse social determinants that created the conditions for our current trajectory. (UB School of Public Health 6/22/20)

Our Role in Global Health | A Discussion on Decolonization

decolonization, global health, health equity, structural violence In this discussion, Dr. Tia Palermo, associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health, and Dr. Gauri Desai, clinical assistant professor of epidemiology and environmental health speak with three University at Buffalo faculty panelists about our role in global health as researchers and practitioners in the Global North. (UB Community for Global Health Equity 2/12/21)

Cultural Arts Prevention and Intervention for At-Risk Youth: A Replicable Program Model

William S. Rowe is professor and director of the School Social Work at the University of South Florida. He holds appointments in the College of Public Health, the Aids Education and Training Center and the Moffitt Cancer Center. He is formerly director of the Center for Applied Family Studies and Director and professor of the Schools of Social Work at McGill University and Memorial University and first tenured at the University of Western Ontario. (UB School of Social Work 9/22/16)

Global Climate Change and Human Health: Global is Local

Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Toxicology Program guest lectured on the connections between Climate Change and Human Health. (UB RENEW 9/15/17)

How does nutrition affect all aspects of our health?

Learn more about a day in the life of the Registered Dietitian at GBUAHN (Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network) and understand further the importance of addressing mental, spiritual, and physical health. As the Registered Dietitian and Director of GBUAHN’s wellness department, Deanna Gallicchio, MS '19, CAS '19, BA '14, develops programs that not only create awareness and motivation but also provides tools to employees and members that help them treat/prevent chronic diseases as well as adapt and maintain a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. (UB Wellness 4/8/20)

Sustainable Courses


Community Health Equity Research Institute


The Community Health Equity Research Institute's Mission is to perform research to advance understanding of the root causes of health inequities and develop and test innovative solutions to eliminate health inequities in the region, with a focus on inequities experienced by African Americans. This Institute is founded upon the principles of social justice.