Community Outreach

The General Pediatric Division serves the community through being members of local community groups as well as through our Resident Education in Advocacy and Community Health (REACH) program headed by Dr. Shilpa Pai

The REACH program provides the opportunity for residents to learn to become pediatricians who:

  • Are as comfortable and competent in their role as child advocates as they are in their medical practice
  • Effectively advocate for an inidividual child and family, as well as all children in their community on a city, state, regional, and national level
  • Work in a partnership with community-based agencies to promote the wellbeing of children

Throughout this educational process, we intergrate and expand focus on community-based pediatrics and advocacy throughout the New Brunswick and New Jersey Community.

Dr. Chefitz is currently active in the following:

  • Chairperson, Asthma Task Force, Healthier New Brunswick
  • Center for Great Expectations - direct monthly health education workshops
  • Member, New Brunswick Tomorrow Health Task Force
  • Member, Acelero Middlesex County Medical Advisory Board
  • Member, RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center Medical Advisory Boar