"There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices
that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment,
and the investment is in health and education." - Buzz Aldrin
Integrating Community Health and Wellness
The health and wellness of a community impacts everything from education to economic
The University of Memphis integrates the academic study of health with principles
of practice in order to form collaborations and partnerships that benefit residents
of surrounding neighborhoods, the Mid-South region, and the larger world community.
These partnerships and initiatives are aimed at preventing disease, promoting healthy
lifestyles, treating disorders, and benefiting the local community.
Partners in Community Health
University faculty engage in innovative, community-based research to identify best
practices, inform public policy, and advocate for the under-served.
Students from the School of Public Health, Health and Sport Sciences, the Loewenberg
School of Nursing, and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders perform
volunteer work for, and integrate service learning into partnerships that benefit
University of Memphis neighborhoods, as well as public health across the city and
University of Memphis medical disorder, research, and community health centers serve
area residents and those with special needs. The Center for Community Health, the
Memphis Speech and Hearing Center, and many more specialty clinics and centers provide
expertise and partnerships that greatly benefit Memphis and Shelby County residents.
Good Health Should Be Contagious
The University knows the importance of a healthy student population as well as the
critical need for healthy neighbors and communities.
As the old saying goes, "to keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise, we
shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."