Lifelong Health & Well-Being

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

We believe that supporting the community through the lens of health and well-being is essential and we are working with a variety of partners 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 to develop and implement health education, screening programs, and treatment services for the Mission's 500 member residents. Most recently, Dr. Mary A. Lashley, who also serves on their Board of Directors, has worked with Mission leadership to develop the Mission's first ever Center for Health and Wellness. This Center will create opportunities for students and faculty from the College of Health Professions to offer more health and wellness programs, provide service-learning opportunities, and allow for faculty to engage in community-based research that benefits the Mission's homeless population.

Occupational Therapy

Supporting Older Adults through Health Screenings

Students in this service-learning course in the Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science Department provide health screenings and education on topics such as fall risks, hand function, and vision to older adults living independently in the community. This results in these adults maximizing their independence while students get to apply their occupational therapy training in a hands-on environment.


Proud BTU Partners

  • Baltimore County Department of Aging
  • Catholic Charities
  • Cherry Hill Urban Garden
  • College Manor Assisted Living
  • Community Health Frederick
  • Diakon Medical Day Care Center
  • Faith Center for Community Wellness & Advancement
  • Frederick County Community Action Agency
  • Frederick County Department of Aging
  • Frederick County Human Development Council
  • Gilchrist Hospice at Joseph Richey
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center Older Adult Community Program
  • Hagerstown Pediatric After Hours
  • Health Freedom, Inc.
  • Helping Up Mission
  • Human Development Council
  • Itineris, Inc.
  • Kline Hospice House
  • Medstar
  • Meritus Medical Center
  • Middle River Baptist Church
  • Moco Movement Center
  • Pathfinders for Autism
  • Penn-Mar Human Services
  • Red Cross
  • Sheppard Pratt Health Systems
  • St. John Medical Center
  • Susan G. Komen Maryland
  • The Red Devils
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Western School of Technology & Environmental Science
  • Y of Central Maryland Head Start