The Homeless and Indigent Population Health Outreach Project (HIPHOP) Community Health Initiative at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School enables student-doctors and trainees to foster relationships with the New Brunswick community while providing free care and health education.
Committed to Our Communities
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) is committed to meaningful, sustainable clinical and community service with local and global communities to improve health and address major societal issues.
Clinical Care and Service Learning
Community health programs provide learning opportunities for students and trainees to better understand their impact on the populations they serve and factors that affect health, while also helping patients get and stay well.
The Student Family Health Care Center is one of the oldest institutions at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, organized in the 1960s to improve the lives of Newark residents through medical and social services.
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine’s student clinics in Newark offer free screenings, preventive treatment, and oral health education to local children on national Give Kids a Smile Day.
Rutgers Vax Corps
Rutgers VAX Corps is a group formed during the COVID-19 pandemic to support vaccination efforts at Rutgers University, providing outreach to vulnerable communities and difficult-to-reach populations.
Equitable Recovery for New Jersey’s Small Businesses, led by Rutgers Global Health Institute, offers crucial support to small businesses and local nonprofit organizations in low-income and minority communities hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
NJ HEROES TOO
New Jersey Healthcare Essential WoRker Outreach and Education Study - Testing Overlooked Occupations (NJ HEROES TOO) is a National Institutes of Health-funded project led by the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science at Rutgers. It seeks to expand access to COVID-19 testing for underserved and vulnerable New Jersey communities.
Learn more about research and innovation at Rutgers' Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness (CCRP2), including clinical trials led by RBHS investigators.
Health Screenings and Community Education
Schools and units across RBHS provide a variety of health screening services and nutrition education programs at health fairs, area farmer’s markets, and other events, often with referral services to Rutgers-community clinics and providers.
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital hosts cancer screenings and patient educational workshops on various topics, and participates in community health fairs and events.
RBHS schools and units are focused on building and strengthening collaborative relationships between investigators, community members, and partner organizations around community-focused and community-based research.
Research With A Heart at New Jersey Medical School provides culturally competent research on treatment and prevention through community engagement, collaboration, and education.