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.
Sociologist Gets NIH Funding to Study Links Between Eviction and Mortality
A Rutgers University–Newark sociologist has been awarded a $1.9 million grant to evaluate the effects of pandemic eviction-prevention policies on individual and community mortality.
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.
Rutgers Helps Build Resilience in Communities Hard-Hit by COVID-19
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.
Institute Honored by the American Repertory Ballet for Support During the Pandemic
COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, where the ballet is a member company, are part of Rutgers Global Health Institute’s Equitable Recovery program. The clinics, which are open to the public, helped the ballet’s dancers safely return to the studio and stage.
Community Needs Shape Equitable Recovery Program’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Newark
In underserved neighborhoods in the city’s South and West wards, small business owners and local leaders are voices for their communities. Their input and guidance inform the rollout of initiatives to improve vaccination rates and help communities build resilience—a top goal of the Equitable Recovery for New Jersey’s Small Businesses program.
New Brunswick Community Farmers Market COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics a Success
The clinics offered a convenient location for New Brunswick residents and underscored the market’s mission to connect food and health. The initiative was organized in partnership with Rutgers Global Health Institute, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, New Jersey Black Women Physicians Association, and New Brunswick Tomorrow.
New Brunswick Store Owner Gets Help From Equitable Recovery Program
Emanuel Garcia, who owns a Mexican store in the city’s Esperanza neighborhood, has seen his business take a huge hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. A Rutgers Global Health Institute program helped him stay open and continue serving the community’s needs safely.
Improving Vaccination Rates in Vulnerable Communities
As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads and infection rates surge in New Jersey, Rutgers faculty and staff have been helping to improve vaccination rates in hard-hit areas.
Better Together Event Explores Equitable Recovery
“How Rutgers is Helping to Create a More Equitable Recovery from COVID-19” was the focus of a virtual event that brought together university and community partners to discuss pandemic-related challenges facing low-income and minority communities in New Jersey.