SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
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)
Good Health and Well-Being in the News
SUNY Distinguished Professor Andrew Whittaker is part of a cohort led by TerraPraxis, a non-profit focused on action for climate and prosperity, that is developing a digital platform to repower coal plants using advanced nuclear energy.
Hundreds of unemployed, laid-off and underemployed workers in the region will be able to explore entrepreneurial paths and participate in a robust training initiative offered by UB’s Western New York Incubator Network (WIN) and the School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).
Addressing health inequities in Buffalo will require research into innovative solutions that grapple with a wide range of issues, including gentrification, the physical environment, food deserts, transportation issues, criminal justice, housing, education and employment.
The School of Nursing will administer $200,000 in funding to help underserved and racial minorities find better mental health during and after COVID-19.
After two years of virtual presentations, the Mobile Market Summit at UB will return to an in-person format March 29-30, with a virtual option as well.
In the years after UB faculty member Noemi Waight moved to Buffalo from Illinois, she got to know her new home by bicycling with community groups. The experience gave her the idea to take graduate pre-service students on cycling explorations to learn more about their community and the science resources that can make classroom lessons more engaging.
Last fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that GenX chemicals were more toxic than the “forever chemicals” they were developed to replace. Now, a new UB-led study examines what happens when GenX — chemicals used in food packaging, nonstick coating and other products — interacts with water.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – To more powerfully address and reverse Buffalo’s entrenched health disparities, a University at Buffalo center dedicated to regenerating underdeveloped neighborhoods is joining the Community Health Equity Research Institute at UB.
If you have indigestion, stress, headache or inflammation, you might want to head over to the southwest corner of Cary Hall on the South Campus. There, at a new garden, you can take in the aroma of herbs believed to help with those ailments (respectively, lemon verbena, lavender, mint and tarragon).
Join the seventh annual Step Challenge to help relieve stress. In fact, science agrees with that suggestion: Studies during and well before the pandemic — including those from UB’s WHI — show that physical activity is “conducive to enhancing happiness and improving mental health.”
School of Architecture and Planning
- END 308: Health & Urban Environments
- URP 605: Built Environment & Health
College of Arts & Sciences
- AAS 414: Health Problems in the Black Community
- APY 107: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
- APY 275: Culture, Health, and Illness
- APY 476: Health Care in US
- APY 604: Culture & Disability
- COM 380: Health Communication
- ECO 211: Introduction to Health Economics
- ECO 511: Health Economics
- ECO 739: Health Economics
- ENG 285: Writing in Health Science
- EVS 103: Introduction to Health and Human Services
- GEO 102: Introduction to Human Geography
- GEO 112: International Health
- PHI 237: Medical Ethics: Social & Ethical Values in Medicine
- PSY / SSC 341: Cognitive Psychology
- SOC 229: Population Problems
- SOC 378: Social Inequalities & Health
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
- CIE 442: Treatment Process Engineering
Graduate School of Education
- CEP 400: Educational Psychology
- CEP 509: Ed & Pscyh Measurement
- CEP 521: Mental Health Counseling
- CEP 548: Coaching for Wellness
- CEP 551: School Wide Pract Diverse Learners
- CEP 560: The Psychology of Learning & Instruction
- CEP 566: Wellness & Engagement
- ELP 405: Sociology of Education
- LAI 416: Early Childhood Theory & Practice
- LAI 526: Agencies & Services for Children
School of Management
- MGH 644: Healthcare Delivery Methods
- MGO 635: Healthcare Operations Management
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
- PGY 300: Human Physiology
School of Nursing
- NBC 476: Transitioning to Practice
- NBC 494: RN Leadership Syn Project
- NBS 378: Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
- NSG 101: Explore Nursing
- NSG 348: Evidence Based Practice & Nursing Research
- NSG 393: Info and Health Care Environment
- NSG 410: Public Health Nursing
- NSG 475: Professional Nursing Practice
School of Public Health & Health Professions
- CHB 501: Study of Health Behavior
- CHB 502: Health Behavior Change
- CHB 550: Public Health & Population Wellbeing
- CHB 522: Refugee Health
- CHB 601: Principles of Community Health and Health Behavior
- CHB 602: Community Health and Health Behavior Interventions
- EEH 500: Introduction to Epidemiology
- EEH 501: Principles of Epidemiology
- EEH 510: Principles of Measurement in Public Health
- EEH 521: Global Health
- EEH 530: Introduction to Health Care Orgs
- EEH 536: Health Policy in the US
- EEH 538: Introduction to Health Economics
- EEH 539: Business of Health Care
- EEh 550: Environmental Health
- EEH 551: Advanced Environmental Health Science
- EEH 573: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
- EEH 575: Epidemiologic Applications to Environmental Health
- ES 102: Fundamentals of Wellness
- ES 210: Behavior Driven Disease
- ES 428: Health Promotion, Prevention, and Wellness
- PUB 210: Global Public Health
- PUB 220: Behavioral & Social Influence on Health
School of Social Work
- SW 586: Respond to Refugee and Immigrant
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.