ICHP supports the expansion of the continuum of health care in the areas of prevention, health promotion, and chronic disease management with a range of activities directed toward populations and individuals across the lifespan. Those activities include community-based universal prevention and programs targeting health risks, social services, schools, and businesses. To satisfy its mission, ICHP integrates the expertise of CHSR in health research and community-based prevention with LEADS’ knowledge and experience in strengthening social services. The Institute also works to create strong affiliations with SUNY Buffalo State academic departments, including Health and Wellness, and degree programs such as the Master of Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management. Learn more about ICHP!
The Center for Health and Social Research (CHSR) facilitates the initiation, implementation, and continuation of research and education at Buffalo State College on health and social issues, especially related to alcohol and drug abuse. To achieve this, CHSR competes for and attracts external resources to expand the overall capabilities of SUNY Buffalo State to provide quality education, scholarship, and service. CHSR studies both basic and applied research issues in which community-based collaborations with service organizations, various governmental agencies, health professionals, and academics at other institutions are an integral component. Learn more about CHSR!
The coalition utilizes an environmental approach, which is an evidenced-based strategy with three main goals: changing the environment, changing social norms, and increasing enforcement. The initial focus has been on people living in the 14213 zip code area who influence youth, such as parents and others who act in that role. As of February 2012, the coalition created a new, broader mission that expanded the prevention focus to alcohol and other drugs and took on the new name of the West Side Youth Development Coalition (WSYDC). The WSYDC has two main objectives: to enhance the capacity of the coalition and to reduce the use of illegal drugs by youth. WSYDC strategies include: coalition meetings, public events (festivals, fairs, walks), print + multimedia campaigns, trainings (TIPS, Graffiti, NARCAN etc.), curriculum development, policy development and community group sponsorships. Learn more about WSYDC!!
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