Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being at all ages

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDG 6

Clean Water and Sanitation

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SDG 10

Reduced Inequalities 

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SDG 13

Climate Action 

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Research

O’Brien Institute researchers address health inequities through social innovation

O’Brien Institute researchers address health inequities through social innovation

A UCalgary research team is documenting and sharing First Nations-driven pandemic response plans and evaluating their effectiveness. The team recognizes that, with pandemic responses, there is just as much need to address social conditions for vulnerable groups as there is to ensuring vaccination. 

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Child Health and Wellness Research Strategy

Child Health and Wellness Research Strategy

Launched in November 2020, the Child Health and Wellness Research Strategy provides a collaborative direction for research at the UCalgary, in partnership with the community. This strategy catalyzes multidisciplinary research to transform the future for children and families by effectively treating illnesses and preventing stressors in babies and children.

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Teaching, learning and student experience

Indigenous Health Program

Indigenous Health Program

The Indigenous Health Program is committed to supporting learners and confronting issues faced by Indigenous people in the health-care system and in our institution. The program’s services and initiatives seek to address the under-representation of Indigenous people in medicine and promote health-service quality improvements for all Indigenous people through professional education.

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Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Certificate

Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Certificate

UCalgary has an embedded certificate in Mental Wellbeing and Resilience. Undergraduates from almost every discipline can complete the certificate alongside their degree without adding extra time to their studies, and, upon completion, will be able to reflect and articulate personal values about mental health and well-being with respect to self-care, empathy for others and resilience.

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Campus and community impact

Campus

Campus

As young adults face pressures like never before, the UCalgary has launched a new Suicide Awareness and Prevention Framework. The strategy works with community agencies, incorporates awareness initiatives and leverages evidence-based psycho-education programs to increase connection and hope.

Local

Local

Calgary’s new Mental Health and Addiction Strategy will improve supports for Calgarians. UCalgary researchers played a key role in designing the strategy, identifying service gaps in support networks, outreach services and emergency response systems, including gaps in racially and culturally appropriate services.

International

International

The Cumming School of Medicine leads a Canadian government-funded maternal health partnership initiative in rural Tanzania. Known locally as Mama na Mtoto (mother and baby in Swahili), the project provides on-the-ground clinical, education and research support to improve childbirth safety.