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.
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.
Rutgers Global Health Institute Launches Program to Help Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
The three-part program provides guidance on safe operations and related support services for small businesses and nonprofits in New Jersey’s low-income and minority communities.
Rutgers welcomes senior government officials from Botswana to New Brunswick this month. They will participate in a leadership program as the next step in a unique partnership between Botswana and Rutgers that was launched in February 2019.
Rutgers Global Health Institute’s Botswana team was selected to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding for its “Improving Timely Access to Care for Women with Advanced Stage Breast Cancer in Botswana” research study.
Rutgers School of Nursing welcomed the fifth team of Japanese nursing students from the TOMODACHI Initiative to New Brunswick, where participants underwent intensive disaster simulation training.
Among the many impacts of a new partnership between Rutgers and Botswana will be improved cancer care and prevention. Because a key challenge in Botswana is workforce capacity in the health sector, an early action item will be to train more clinicians to provide the specialized medical services that are needed in oncology and related fields.
President Masisi and his family attended the September 22 Rutgers football game as guests of Rutgers President Robert Barchi and his wife, Assistant Professor Francis Barchi.
As part of an ongoing partnership with University of Dodoma (UD) in Tanzania, Rutgers welcomed global health leader Stephen Kibusi, RNM, MA, PhD. Kibusi is the dean of UD’s School of Nursing and Public Health and a scholar who has conducted population-based research using epidemiological approaches in evaluating public health policies.