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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CORE OVERVIEW
NJACTS draws leading academic, industry and community groups together to understand and address the health needs of New Jersey. Central to this is engagement with our community to ensure that our efforts respond to their priorities. Our goal is to conduct research with the New Jersey community, in the community and for the community, and yet, have impact beyond our state’s boundaries.
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Resource for Investigators – CTSA Compendium of D&I Catalogs
Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research focuses on translating evidence-based interventions into real-world settings to improve health outcomes in the broader community.
An open-source CTSA Compendium of D&I Catalogs has been developed by the Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program’s “Advancing Dissemination and Implementation Sciences in CTSAs” working group to support investigators at any stage of their D&I skill-building journey. It provides a curated list of resource catalogs relevant to the conduct of D&I science. The materials include frameworks/theories/models, methods/measures, funding resources, practice resources, training, and health equity resources. Click here to learn more.
CIRTification – A New Alternative to CITI for Community Partners
The rollout of CIRTification at Rutgers has begun. The CIRTification program provides research ethics training alternative for individuals in community organizations, with limited understanding of conducting human research and protecting potential research participants. This option provides training that focuses on establishing the skills in community partners to conduct human subject research effectively and safely in their communities.
To learn more about the program at Rutgers, please visit this link CIRTification.
NJ ACTS COMMUNITY SCIENTIST PROGRAM
This program is designed to provide researchers with rapid feedback from expert community members to ensure their research projects are culturally appropriate and relevant to the community.
NJ HEROES TOO
Through the ongoing New Jersey Healthcare Essential Worker Outreach and Education Study – Testing Overlooked Occupations (NJ HEROES TOO), we have gained a wealth of data on COVID-19’s effects, gleaned valuable learnings on attitudes toward testing and vaccines, and improved COVID-19 awareness in underserved communities.
What causes seasonal allergies, and what can you do about it?
Catherine Monteleone sometimes jokes that her patients are among the few who aren’t happy when their test results are negative. She’s an allergist-immunologist at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and people with allergies want to know what’s causing their...
Community-Engaged Undergraduate Scholars.
During the winter break between the 2022-23 academic year semesters, The Office of the Dean of the College's Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES) partnered with the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) on an NIH...
NJACTS Community Engagement Core Available Services
Virtual Community Engagement Salon The NJ ACTS CEC Virtual Community Engagement Salons bring researchers together with patients, community members and health care stakeholders to actively participate in cross-talk — to incubate ideas for engagement in the...
Rutgers Physician Assistant Studies Among Top 10 in Latest U.S. News and World Report Graduate School Rankings.
The Rutgers School of Health Professions’ Physician Assistant program has been ranked No. 7 in the country by U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools, continuing the program’s long reputation as one of the nation’s best. Recognized alongside renowned...
The Rutgers–New Brunswick Health Professions Office, a program which benefits from donor support and alumni connections, helps students and recent grads to find medical jobs. Dr. Niranjana Rajan-Mohandas was struggling to find the right person to fill an open medical...
Happiness and Respect Go Hand-in-Hand with Elder Care.
In an article published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health titled "Access Disparity and Health Inequality of the Elderly: Unmet Needs and Delayed Healthcare," Yamada examines the health burdens impacting this growing but often...