Lifelong Health & Well-Being

TU is a leader in addressing community health and well-being across the Greater Baltimore region.

Students Demonstrating CPR
TU students in the Cultural Diversity in Healthcare course are working alongside the Goodnow Community Center to raise awareness around cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and Type 2 diabetes through culturally and linguistically appropriate health fairs offered to local immigrant communities. At the most recent fair, 47 TU students contributed a total of 70 hours to serve 155 community members. 

We believe that supporting the community through the lens of health and well-being is essential. We are working with 11 forward-thinking hospitals, health care providers, centers and institutes to address health needs across the lifespan. Programs include:

  • An occupational therapy program that offers opportunities to improve life skills, pre-driving skills, social participation skills, and performance skills
  • Educational and cultural enrichment programs for adults, age 50 and older
  • Hearing and audiology screening, evaluation, and treatment services
  • Social, educational, and fitness programs to support learning for adults with autism
  • Health education, screening programs, and treatment for men battling homelessness
  • Development of a play-based pediatric assessment tool

BTU at Work

Helping Up

Helping Up Mission Partnership

Since 2003, the Department of Nursing has partnered with the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore City for students and faculty to develop and implement health education, screening programs, and treatment services for 500 member residents. 

 
Occupational Therapy

Supporting Older Adults through Health Screenings

Students in this service-learning course provide health screenings and education on topics such as fall risks, hand function, and vision to older adults living independently in the community. Older adults maximize their independence while students apply their occupational therapy training in a hands-on environment.