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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rutgers Global Health Institute has been organizing community-based health fairs in Newark, New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, and Trenton in collaboration with local partners.
Three Rutgers graduates who work in media, technology, and community engagement offer insight on professions that incorporate global health.
A grant from the New Jersey Department of Health is supporting the expansion of Rutgers Global Health Institute’s Equitable Recovery program. Efforts are underway to help underserved communities in Essex, Mercer, and Middlesex counties offer residents accessible COVID-19 vaccination and testing.
Many courses at Rutgers address global health, including “Biomedical Technologies: Design and Development,” a Fall 2022 offering taught by Rutgers Global Health Institute core faculty member Umer Hassan.