had a huge positive impact on our clients' lives,"
says Ms. Molina. For example, not long after the
practice of having an ambulance outside the door during
soup kitchen hours, ready to deal with health emergencies.
Education, prevention, intervention, and regular care have
eliminated that need.
to the Eric B. Chandler Health Center, owned and operated
by Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: "a new home in
an extraordinary medical school setting," says Dr. Jahn. At
better access to specialists, either at the health center or
tronic record keeping and has introduced a system that
allows patients to fill prescriptions using vouchers at a local
Pharmacy, plus students from the Rutgers Physician
Assistant Program and the Rutgers School of Social Work.
communication in a city where 60 percent of the residents
speak Spanish at home.
soup kitchen as possible. To increase the multidisciplinary
nature of the clinic, the Rutgers School of Nursing and other
schools at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences may
come on board as well.
tors, and making a difference in the community," says
forget that experience. I often find myself wondering how
my patient is doing and where she is now."
and Yvette Molina, director of community services, Elijah's Promise.
and certified Spanish interpreter, with (seated, left to right) Sanjay
Jumani, student doctor and manager, and Rutgers School of Social Work
students Sarah Livingstone, Vanessa Ferreira, and Suzanne Haggerty.