Health and Wellness
NYU’s community of medical professionals is constantly rising to meet the health-related challenges of urban environments in New York City, abroad, and beyond. NYU’s health outreach includes programs that provide speech pathology services, care for stroke patients, and mental health support.
The Bronx Health Corps | Meyers
The Bronx Health Corps trains volunteers from the Bronx community to educate seniors on how to manage health conditions such as asthma, stress, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and diabetes. Since 2016, more than 1,000 seniors have been educated. The program is part of an HRSA-funded partnership among NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing’s Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Regional Aid for Interim Needs, and the Montefiore Health System.
Clinical and Community Nursing Rotations | Meyers
Within the Rory Meyers College of Nursing, more than 1,500 students provide nearly 250,000 hours of service each year. They serve through clinical and community health rotations in a multitude of health and social service systems in New York City, from the largest hospitals to the smallest nonprofit agencies.
Community Health Forum | University-wide
At the annual Community Health Forum and Expo, older adults in New York City learn about preventive health and a variety of other important health topics from a panel of community medical experts. The Health Forum and Expo began in 2012 and is sponsored by NYU and VillageCare, a community-based not-for-profit organization serving people with chronic care needs.
Community Service Plan | Medicine
Through the Community Service Plan, NYU Langone Health supports a wide array of programs that aim to prevent chronic disease and promote health for women, infants, and children. The programs serve residents of New York City living in Chinatown, the Lower East Side, Sunset Park, and Red Hook.
Dental Care for the Elderly | Dentistry
As part of their elder care outreach rotation, College of Dentistry students administer dental care through the Smiling Faces, Going Places dental van and at community-based facilities in New York City, including food pantries, homeless shelters, centers for survivors of domestic abuse, and senior centers. The College also holds free events to educate older adults about oral health.
The Bronx Health Corps has educated 1,000+ seniors on how to manage health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.
Dental Care for Underserved New Yorkers | Dentistry
As a diagnostic and treatment center, the College of Dentistry serves more than 50,000 patients who have limited access to high-quality dental care, including those with Medicaid coverage and those without insurance. Special cohorts of College of Dentistry students are also equipped to provide dental care for patients with physical and/or intellectual disabilities and patients who have suffered from trauma and/or torture.
HIV Testing and Prevention in Sosúa, Dominican Republic | Silver
With support from the M·A·C AIDS Fund, the Silver School of Social Work’s Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) provides HIV testing and prevention services to sex workers in Sosúa, Dominican Republic. CLAFH trains sex workers as community health workers to conduct outreach, offer voluntary counseling and testing, and connect those who test positive to ongoing treatment
and support services.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer | Meyers
Rory Meyers College of Nursing students, faculty, and staff have participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk every year since 2005. They have raised thousands of dollars to support research that aims to save lives from breast cancer.
MindfulNYU | Global Spiritual Life
MindfulNYU is an award-winning meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative life initiative that promotes wisdom, compassion, and well-being. As part of MindfulNYU’s commitment to inclusivity, the initiative offers free meditation classes open to the general public several times during the semester.
New York Blood Center Blood Drives | University-wide
Since 2001, students, employees, and faculty of the University have participated in more than 500 blood drives, providing nearly 18,000 blood donations for hospitals and other medical centers in New York City. NYU partners with the New York Blood Center to organize blood donation events.
The College of Dentistry serves 50,000 patients who have limited access to high-quality dental care, including those with Medicaid coverage and those without insurance.
The New York City Collaborative Regional Stroke Coordinating Center | GPH
In collaboration with other New York City research-intensive institutions, researchers from the School of Global Public Health (GPH) and NYU Langone Health have facilitated the establishment of a clinical trials network, the New York City Collaborative Regional Stroke Coordinating Center. Researchers participate in state-of-the-art stroke trials and lead the design and implementation of a number of community-focused, culturally appropriate stroke prevention and recovery trials. The center treats more than 5,800 strokes per year, and a majority of its patients come from underrepresented communities.
ParentCorps | Medicine
Working with University Settlement, the Earth School, and other local partners, ParentCorps supports parents and teachers as they help children develop self-regulation skills and create safe, nurturing environments at home and at school. ParentCorps is part of NYU Langone Health’s Community Service Plan and is supported by the New York State Office of Mental Health and the New York City Department of Education as part of Thrive NYC.
Pediatric Dental Health Education and Treatment | Dentistry
The College of Dentistry provides dental screenings, education, and exams to thousands of underserved children in New York City through outreach at public schools, at community centers, and through the dental van, which has been supported by the New York City Council. The college also offers workshops on children’s oral health and other free preventive services for childcare centers and public schools.
Project SAFE | Medicine
As part of NYU Langone Health’s Community Service Plan, Project SAFE aims to prevent unintended pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted infections by offering sexual health workshops and peer-led health education groups to teens ages 14 to 19. Project SAFE began nearly three decades ago and uses theater, social media, and dance to connect with young people. Project SAFE is supported by funding from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development and the New York State Department of Health.
Speech Pathology Service Learning Initiative | Steinhardt
Service-learning speech pathology students at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development provide speech pathology services to immigrants and low-income families through a service-learning partnership with University Settlement and Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in New York City.
Step-Up Mental Health Support Program | Silver
Directed by the Silver School of Social Work’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research and facilitated in part by Silver student interns, Step-Up offers in-school mental health support, one-on-one mentoring, structured opportunities for community service, and leadership development for students experiencing significant challenges at low-resourced schools in New York City. Step-Up has served more than 500 students since it began in 2008 and has been supported by the Robin Hood Foundation and the New York City Department of Education.
Student-Led Women’s Health Research | Silver
Every summer since 2012, Silver School of Social Work students have traveled to the Philippines to address the needs of women living in the country’s rural villages. Students lead community participatory research and facilitate health and well-being discussion groups for women.
Tobacco-Free Community Initiative | Medicine
With support from the New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Control, NYU Langone Health’s Tobacco-Free Community Initiative connects smokers to bilingual smoking cessation treatment in collaboration with Asian Americans for Equality. As part of the initiative, NYU Langone Health is also working with the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center to spearhead a citywide anti-smoking coalition that relays bilingual anti-smoking messaging and services to immigrant populations. The initiative is part of NYU Langone Health’s Community Service Plan. Since 2013, the initiative has connected more than 1,200 smokers to treatment.
Youth Sports Culture Workshops | SPS
Since 2015, the School of Professional Studies’ (SPS) Sports and Society program has hosted workshops and seminars on the improvement of youth sports culture for approximately 450 student-athletes, 200 parents, and 150 coaches and athletic directors in the tristate area. The seminars include topics such as how to set long-term goals and how to prevent hazing and bullying.
Zelda Foster Studies Program Master of Social Work Fellowship | Silver
The MSW Fellowship at the Silver School of Social Work’s Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care is a four-year fellowship program providing select students specialized training, intensive mentoring, and professional development to become leaders in the field. Fellows are assigned to work in hospitals, outpatient cancer centers, hospices, and nursing homes across the New York metropolitan area to support patients with life-threatening illnesses.
Health and Wellness Centers and Institutes | University-wide
Approximately 77 centers and institutes at NYU are committed to medical research, education, and treatment. These centers and institutes offer disease-specific seminars, trainings, workshops, medical and legal services for survivors of torture, public educational programming, and free cancer screenings.
Through its Tobacco-Free Community Initiative, NYU Langone Health has connected 1,200+ smokers to smoking cessation treatment.