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.
New Institute Faculty Member Seeks a Fuller Picture on Child Development
Gwenyth Lee’s research explores the compounding impacts of multiple early-life exposures on child development in low- and middle-income countries. She arrived at Rutgers Global Health Institute in September.
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.
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.
Local Internship Combines Social Work and Global Health
Rutgers undergrads majoring in social work are interning at New Brunswick social services organizations while also engaging in global health-oriented mentoring and education. This new internship program is a joint effort between the School of Social Work and Rutgers Global Health Institute.
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.
Faculty Member Receives NIH Grant to Implement a Mobile Messaging Intervention to Enhance Feeding Practices in Senegal
Core faculty member Shauna Downs has received a federal grant to study behavior change communication strategies to improve infant and young child nutrition in Senegal.
Veggie Rx Promotes Connections Between Food and Health
Founded at Rutgers, the newly expanded program serves New Brunswick’s poor and low-income residents by providing fresh produce from New Jersey’s farms and convenient access to health services.
The World According to COVID-19
It’s been a year since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. Rutgers Global Health Institute core faculty members discuss the health crisis in relation to their own areas of expertise and professional practice.
Radio Interview: Education Manager Arpita Jindani
Global health involves many fields as well as local and international efforts. In an interview with the country’s largest South Asian radio station, Arpita Jindani of Rutgers Global Health Institute discusses COVID-19, food insecurity, community partnerships, and mobilizing volunteers.