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.

Multilingual Maternal & Child Health Research: Pioneering Strategies for Equity

In an increasingly diverse world, understanding and accommodating the needs of multilingual populations in maternal and child health research is paramount. This symposium aims to unite local healthcare professionals, researchers, and experts to explore innovative strategies and best practices for conducting research, providing healthcare, and promoting optimal maternal and child health outcomes within linguistically diverse communities.
Join us in this crucial conversation as we delve into the challenges, opportunities, and solutions that arise when working with multilingual populations, ultimately striving for equitable healthcare access and improved health outcomes for mothers and children.


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. 



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.

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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.


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