Posted on September 23, 2013
For support of a Registered Nurse for their nurse managed mobile healthcare initiative, the New Jersey Children’s Health Project (NJCHP), designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality of medically-underserved residents, primarily children and youth, in Newark. By bringing comprehensive primary care directly to the community, they aim to decrease emergency department visits and educate families about the value of having an ongoing relationship with a primary care provider. The NJCHP mobile clinic visits local centers on a weekly schedule to ensure continuity of care and to build ongoing relationships with parents, children, and the community. The NJCHP utilizes an interdisciplinary collaborative approach that cost-effectively utilizes a nurse-managed team staff, faculty-supervised student nurses, and medical students in association with University Hospital, clinical affiliates of UMDNJ and community-based organizations. The goal is to improve access to care for urban at-risk populations.