UB School of Nursing Awarded $1.5 Million

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has received a $1.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase access to mental health and substance abuse treatment by integrating care in nurse-led primary care clinics in rural and medically underserved areas in Western

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FREE Drive-thru Testing for COVID-19

Testing for COVID-19 leads to quick identification of cases, medical support for those that need it, and immediate isolation of the person to prevent spread. Close contacts to positive cases are considered quarantines to further reduce spread. “Testing remains a vital tool for public health to monitor the

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Expanding Options for Voters with Disabilities

As it has always supported the right of people with disabilities to be able to privately cast their votes, the Western New York Independent Living, Inc. Family of Agencies (WNYIL) applauds the success of five disability rights organizations in settling a March 22, 2020 lawsuit with the

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COVID-19 Makes Racial Inequities Worse

By Ebony Singletary We all know that there are health disparities in the United States based on color. Research confirms that minority populations have shorter life spans and are more likely to have serious diseases such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, mental illness, and obesity, which

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Stop Wearing Medical Gloves

Courtesy of Cancer Talk, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Services Blog It’s become a common sight — wearing medical gloves everywhere — the grocery store, doctor’s appointments, and outings to protect against COVID-19. But it is a practice that medical experts say we should stop. Medical gloves are

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American Heart Association Update

Greetings, We at the American Heart Association are heartbroken by the events occurring across our country. We are listening, and we are redoubling our commitment to overcoming health disparities and societal inequities. Communities are counting on us, and we will support their needs during both this unprecedented

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East Side Garden Walk is Going Virtual

We are excited to announce that the 2020 East Side Garden Walk will continue our mission of sharing our gardens, and because of Covid-19, this year’s East Side Garden Walk is more important than ever! Nutrition and lifestyle are risk factors for Covid-19, and studies of Buffalo’s

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