Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care hired an additional 30 mental health clinicians this summer, specifically to work with school districts to promote the social and emotional health of the state’s students, teachers, and staff as the pandemic continues.
Family Literacy Program Helps Latino Children and Parents Get Ready for Kindergarten
The curriculum uses health and wellness themes to teach language and literacy acquisition skills to pre-kindergarteners in New Brunswick who are dual-language learners from low-income Latino backgrounds.
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.
Rutgers Inspires Establishment of New Jersey One Health Task Force
Core faculty members Gloria Bachmann and Dina Fonseca discuss the need for scientists to address how humans, animals, and the environment affect one another and to develop protocols to stop disease transmission from animals to humans.
Camden Barbers Become Messengers of COVID-19 Vaccine Importance
Rutgers helped launch the Community Connectors campaign, which involves city residents who recruit local barbers to espouse the merits and accessibility of getting vaccinated.
On the Pandemic Podcast Features Institute Faculty
In episode 9 of On the Pandemic, Richard Marlink and Nir Eyal share insights on various countries’ approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as pandemic-related inequities both among and within countries.
In Venezuela, politics overshadow COVAX shipment and vaccine rollout
Vaccine access amid political turmoil in Venezuela is the backdrop of institute director Richard Marlink’s comments, for a story published by Devex, about COVAX and a global response to the pandemic.
The Results Are In
Three student teams were named winners of the first-ever Global Health Case Competition, a 10-week experience focused on the impact of COVID-19 on underserved communities in New Jersey.
Strong Show of Support for Health Equity in New Jersey
On Rutgers Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event, Rutgers Global Health Institute raised $18,870 to help confront health disparities in New Jersey.
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.