This medical school office is a hub for many types of global health activities, which involve people throughout the school and places around the world, including the school’s local communities in New Jersey and international partnership sites.
Ongoing Institute Partnerships Support the Health of Small Businesses and Their Communities
Recent educational events have featured presentations on supply chain resilience, digital communications, and financial goal setting. Helping small businesses is a way to address social determinants of health and help low-income and minority communities thrive.
New Collaborations Confront Health Equity Issues in Global and Local Settings
Funded by Global Health Seed Grants, five faculty-led efforts will address disparities related to adolescent pregnancy and sexual health information, immigrant health care access, tuberculosis disease prevention, health communication training, and dementia among indigenous older adults.
Student-Run Health Clinic Emphasizes Socially Conscious Care
The Student Family Health Care Center at Rutgers serves the severely underserved: Newark residents who might otherwise be unable to access health care. The clinic was created following the 1967 Newark Rebellion, an uprising rooted in simmering frustration over the persistence of oppressive racial inequalities.
Meet Yonaira Rivera, Who Researches Social Media Communication and Public Health
A core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute, Rivera explores the roles of culture, community, and communication in public health. For her work related to cancer health disparities in Latino communities, she developed a qualitative research method to study how individuals use social media.
New Training Program Addresses Cancer Care Knowledge Gaps in Africa
The program, called Cancer Kitso, is being developed by the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health to educate health care workers about cancer care and prevention. Pharmacists Joyce Kgatlwane and Jiyeon Joy Park discuss their involvement.
Newark Internship Impacts Students and City
Lead-free housing policies and health-related social media are among the public health topics that Rutgers students are exploring through their internships with Believe in a Healthy Newark. The Rutgers University–Newark internship program is funded by a Global Health Seed Grant.
Summer Updates: Rutgers Community Members Discuss Their Global Health Activities
When it comes to global health, there is no off season. This summer, Rutgers faculty, students, and staff have been involved in diverse projects that address health inequities, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Monkeypox Seminar Organized by Rutgers School of Public Health
View the seminar recording online to hear from scientists, clinicians, and community leaders about the monkeypox disease outbreak in the United States. They discuss issues of health equity and stigma in addition to disease transmission, prevention, and treatment.
Health Fairs Help Meet Diverse Community Needs
Rutgers Global Health Institute has been organizing community-based health fairs in Newark, New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, and Trenton in collaboration with local partners.