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COVID-19 has hit hard. 1 in 3 COVID-19 deaths in New Jersey are in the Black and Latino communities. If this concerns you, please participate in NJ HEROES TOO, a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) focused on increasing COVID-19 testing.

THE NEW JERSEY HEALTHCARE ESSENTIAL WORKER OUTREACH AND EDUCATION STUDY - TESTING OVERLOOKED OCCUPATIONS, OR NJ HEROES TOO, AIMS TO:

  1. understand the effects of COVID-19 on Blacks and Latinos in New Jersey
  2. learn how Blacks and Latinos feel about the COVID-19 test and vaccine
  3. increase testing for Blacks and Latinos in New Jersey

NJ HEROES TOO is for those who identify as Black or Latino living in Essex, Middlesex, Passaic or Union County.

 

BENEFITS TO YOU:

Help your family members know if they have the virus.

Protect your household, neighborhood, and community.

Reliable test kits and results.

Use it in the privacy and comfort of your home.

IN THIS STUDY, YOU:

Complete a 15-20 minute survey.

Give a mailing address to get the FDA-approved test kit.

Give an email address to get the results.

Spit in a tube and mail it back.

Get a $35 gift card when you complete a survey and a test.

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ABOUT US: 

NJ HEROES TOO is a study to help increase COVID-19 testing. We bring together researchers and healthcare/community partners in a joint effort led by:

If you have questions, please email us at NJHEROESTOO@rutgers.edu

SHAWNA HUDSON, PH.D.
(CONTACT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR)
Henry Rutgers Chair of Family Medicine & Community Health
Professor & Research Division Chief, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Director, Center Advancing Research & Evaluation for Patient-Centered Care (CARE-PC), RWJMS
Co-Director of Community Engagement, NJ Alliance for Clinical & Translational Science (NJ ACTS)


REYNOLD PANETTIERI, JR., M.D.
Vice Chancellor, Clinical & Translational Science
Director, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine & Science
Professor of Medicine, RWJMS
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


DIANE HILL, PH.D.
Assistant Chancellor, University-Community Partnership, Office of the Chancellor
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, School of Public Affairs & Administration, Rutgers University-Newark


MANNY JIEMENEZ, M.D. M.S. FAAP.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Family Medicine and Community Health
Director, Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Education, Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, RWJMS


EMILY BARRETT, PH.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Rutgers School of Public Health, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences lnstitute


MARTIN BLASER, M.D.
Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome
Professor of Medicine & Microbiology, RWJMS
Director, Center of Advanced Biotechnology & Medicine, Rutgers University

OUR
COMMUNITY
PARTNERS

These organizations
are helping us increase
COVID-19 testing.

Click on the logos to learn more.

HCPC The Bridge NAACP Program for Parents RWJBH CJFHC Mobile Family Success Sister 2 Sister VNA Health Group University Hospital JAZZ NBT Parker United Way Township of Hillside Urban League New Hope ASPIRA Maternal & Child Health Communities in Cooperation PRAB East Orange Senior Center

 

OUR
COMMUNITY
PARTNERS

These organizations are helping us increase COVID-19 testing.

Click on the logos to learn more