RBHS Community Health Programs

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

The Boggs Center
The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center promotes the self-determination and full participation of people with disabilities and their families in all aspects of community life.  As a catalyst and resource, The Boggs Center, through partnerships and collaborations, builds capacity in organizations, systems, and communities in a culturally competent manner. The Boggs Center prepares students through interdisciplinary programs, provides community training and technical assistance, conducts research, and disseminates information and educational materials.

Eric B. Chandler Health Center
The center is a comprehensive, family-oriented community health center offering primary care services including family medicine, internal medicine, infectious disease, pediatrics obstetrics and gynecology, podiatry, family planning, and dentistry.

Healthier New Brunswick Initiative
The mission of Healthier New Brunswick is to build a healthier community to insure the health of our children and generations beyond. This mission will be achieved through the implementation of a longitudinal community-based initiative. Healthier New Brunswick will serve as a catalyst for building upon existing health resources, fostering collaboration and offering new approaches.

Homeless and Indigent Population Health and Outreach Project (H.I.P.H.O.P.)
The mission of the Homeless and Indigent Population Health Outreach Project (H.I.P.H.O.P.) is to build strong doctors and strong communities. HIPHOP accomplishes this goal by literally turning the community into the classroom, giving healthcare professional students opportunities to empower their future patients. H.I.P.H.O.P provides students with unique service-learning opportunities such as taking blood pressure screenings at local health fairs, teaching educational workshops on preventive medicine at Ozanam Family Shelter, the New Hope Foundation-Open Doors, and local middle/high schools, serving food at Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen, assisting physicians at Eric B. Chandler Health Center, and various other outreach activities.

New Brunswick Interpreter Program
The New Brunswick Community Interpreter Project is a grant-funded, non-profit program that trains English-Spanish bilingual Rutgers students in the skills of medical interpreting for service in local clinics and hospitals.

Office of Community Health
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) has a clearly stated commitment to community service and the improvement of community health as one of the four core missions of the school. The Office of Community Health has responsibility for the development, implementation and oversight of many of the school's community health initiatives.

School of Health Related Professions

Free Community Participatory Physical Therapy Clinic
The clinic serves the community of Newark with physical therapy services and education on wellness and health. It is supervised by a licensed physical therapist and student volunteers from the entry-level doctoral program in physical therapy.

School of Nursing

Camden Community Health Center
Established as a joint venture of the UMDNJ - School of Nursing and the Camden County Council on Economic Opportunity (CCCOEO) in 1999, the Camden Community Health Center has provided primary care, health screening programs, and health education to help address the underserved needs of children and their families.

Jordan and Harris Community Health Center
The center provides comprehensive, on site health services to residents of the Hyatt Court, Pennington Court, and Terrell Homes public housing project facilities in Newark. In collaboration with the school’s Mobile Healthcare Project, the center offers physical exams, vaccinations, screenings, and diagnostic testing, as well as home visits to elderly or housebound residents, pregnant women, and new mothers.

Mobile Healthcare Project
This initiative includes the New Jersey Children Health Project (NJCHP), a partnership with the Children’s Health Fund which provides a range of mobile health services to medically underserved children and families in Newark and vicinity. Goals of the NJCHP include ensuring that children in high-risk populations have access to primary and specialty care and early identification and management of chronic conditions including asthma and childhood obesity.

The Mobile Health Care Project in the news.

School of Dental Medicine

Oral Care at the School of Dental Medicine
The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine provides a full range of oral health services while training the next generation of dentists. Care is provided by dental students working under the direction of faculty members who are fully licensed dentists.

New Jersey Medical School

Student Family Health Care Center
The center offers free health care to the Newark community. Services include physical examinations, chronic disease management, gynecological care, and psychological counseling. All services are provided by volunteer medical students under the supervision of board-certified family physicians.