Skip to main content

Healthcare has significant lasting impacts not only on the existing community, but on the future of all communities. According to the United Nations, healthcare disruptions could reverse decades of improvements for mortality and less than half of the global population is covered by essential health services. The downtown Orlando community has significant health imperatives, such as air quality, relationships, substance use, and the growth of the next generation of citizens. UCF Downtown faculty are leading projects evaluating a range of markers; from the efficacy of existing treatment initiatives for opioid use to exploring food insecurity in the community and how healthcare providers can better treat patients with these limitations to collaborations with nonprofits in the community to preparing teachers to teach STEM to the next generation.

In The News

New UCF Project Will Put Downtown Orlando Air Quality Data in Residents’ Hands
More than 100 air sensors will be installed throughout Downtown Orlando and will provide near-real-time data about air quality to…

Healthcare Faculty