Health & Community Initiatives

In partnership with RWJ Community Health Promotions, our community outreach programs are effective vehicles for bringing health education, screening and other health care services directly to those in need. Our efforts focus on increasing health literacy, providing better access to quality health care facilities and providers, and supporting communities in need by funding vital health programs.

RWJ University Hospital Somerset is committed to the surrounding community and participates in a variety of programs designed to increase awareness of health disparities, improve cultural competency among nurses and physicians and promote diversity recruitment among physicians and other health care professionals by encouraging minority youth to consider a career in health care.

Listed below is a sampling of FY 17 and other ongoing Community Health initiatives. Additionally, RWJ Community Health Promotions is working on community health improvement plans, community health needs assessment of Middlesex and Somerset counties, and new community partnerships.

  • Community Support Groups
  • Community Health Education Special Events
  • Community Education Programs for Seniors
  • Health Literacy Project: “Just for the Health of It”
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Community Health Fairs
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: A Woman’s Heart is Special
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Clinics
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • Latino Diabetes Education and Awareness Project
  • NJ American Parkinson Disease Association Information & Referral Center
  • Child Birth Education Related Programs

Patient Stories

  • "I was hiding for years and now I’ve shed my cocoon."

    Kathy
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  • I thought my meal plan had too much food initially. I didn’t want to hear that behaviors I felt were OK weren’t normal. But my team continued to support and teach me, even in my worst moments.

    Cassandra
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  • "I felt right at home the minute I walked through the door,” says Jesiah, recalling a sense of relief when he saw the rainbow flag hanging above the front desk. “The whole staff—from the receptionists to the nurses and doctors—were so welcoming."

    Jesiah
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