New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Improving immigrant health literacy.
2009
The International Rescue Committee
Closed
Improving immigrant health literacy.
The International Rescue Committee
2009
Closed
Grant Award Amount
$250,000

Partnering with the Neighborhood Health Services Corporation’s Elizabeth Port Community Health Center (E-Port), a provider of refugee health screenings, International Rescue Committee NJ educates and orients newly arrived refugees to the healthcare system in Union County and provides comprehensive health literacy education to refugees and healthcare providers. A full-time health educator leads an intensive, culturally-sensitive health orientation that covers preventive health topics and facilitates healthcare access. Material is covered over a series of ten weekly, two-hour workshops that repeat in four cycles each year.

Project
Refugee Health Literacy Initiative
Topics
Grant Recipient
Key Contact
Luisa Guzman
Site Manager and Employment Specialist
(908) 351-5116 x108
Counties Served