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"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 investment.

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 region.

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." 

Partnership Spotlight


Breaking Down Barriers 
A new U of M clinic works with interpreters and students to diagnose disorders or language difficulties in medical settings.


Problem child? 
The U of M's Regional Intervention Program offers solutions.

Helping the Needy 
Nursing students learn valuable lessons while helping less fortunate members of the community.


Listing of Health Related Resources

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