UB HEALS (Homeless health, Education, Awareness, and Leadership in Street medicine) is a Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (JSMBS) Street Medicine outreach initiative with the mission to increase access to health care among the homeless population of Buffalo, NY by directly improving their overall health and influencing medical education.

As a student-run project, we seek to address the unique medical and psychosocial needs of the homeless population while providing a valuable educational experience for medical students.

Medical students and faculty from JSMBS, in partnership with the Matt Urban Human Services of WNY, will participate in direct street outreach to the homeless population in an effort to bridge gaps between the homeless and the medical community. By building these key relationships and expanding trust between medical students and this important population, UB HEALS aims to make a major impact on healthcare in Buffalo, NY.