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Local Internship Combines Social Work and Global Health

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

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.

Social Work Student Creates “History & Health” Project

Social Work Student Creates “History & Health” Project

School of Social Work doctoral candidate Allison Bates is studying African foodways and their connection to social identity and health in the Black community. She created a website with resources to explore the relationships between historical and current dietary patterns and health outcomes in this population.

In Nepal, a New Generation of Health Risks

In Nepal, a New Generation of Health Risks

Excessive weight gain during pregnancy, along with associated health risks for pregnant women and their children, is on the rise in Nepal. Through a Rutgers Global Health Institute seed grant, Shristi Rawal is investigating the extent, possible causes, and outcomes of this problem.

A Healthy Serving of Nutrition Knowledge

A Healthy Serving of Nutrition Knowledge

This summer, students in the School of Health Professions course “Global and Public Health Nutrition” are learning to recognize how determinants of health, health disparities, and accessibility of resources influence nutrition status for diverse populations.