The experience of spending two weeks in Tanzania as part of a global health educational program opened nine Rutgers students to the realities of medicine in a low-income country. A portion of the donations to Rutgers Global Health Institute during last year’s Rutgers Giving Day helped support this year’s program.
The New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science at Rutgers received a $5 million NIH grant to launch outreach campaigns and expand access to COVID-19 testing for underserved and vulnerable communities in New Jersey.
Health officials can’t rely on a one-size-fits-all message when it comes to communicating with the public about a forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine, says Professor William Hallman, an experimental psychologist who uses scientific research to explore human behavior.
Health Communication & Community Health, a course offered at the School of Communication and Information, explores communication as an important process through which we become aware of, make sense of, and address health-related problems.
An immediate priority of the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health is to address the country’s urgent cancer care and prevention needs. The cancer mortality rate in Botswana is close to 75%, and many patients present with advanced disease. There are minimal prevention and support services, long delays in cancer detection and diagnosis, deficiencies in the availability of cancer medications, unreliable data registries, and severe shortages in the specialty-trained workforce.
Small businesses and nonprofit organizations in New Jersey are struggling as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Health and safety are a priority, but it can be overwhelming to understand and implement the public health protocols, such as those required by the State of New Jersey in Executive Order No. 192. Rutgers Global Health Institute is offering free training for small businesses and nonprofits in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to help with the road to recovery.
The importance of a global COVID-19 vaccination strategy and how WHO involvement benefits the U.S. overall are topics that institute director Richard Marlink discusses in this Q&A.
Nursing science faculty member Susan Caplan, an authority on the assessment and treatment of mental health issues in Latino communities, offers practical tips for developing cultural competence while working in global health.
Our Mission Global Health at Rutgers Many faculty across Rutgers pursue research that impacts the health of vulnerable populations, and a variety of courses, concentrations, and fieldwork exposes students to issues affecting the health of communities. There are global health centers and offices within the New Jersey Medical School, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Public Health, dedicated primarily to enhancing awareness and learning.