NEWARK, NJ – April 8, 2019 – The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, is hosting its first ever Pop Up Health Clinic at Barringer High School in Newark, New Jersey Saturday, April 13, 2019. The clinic is designed to provide basic healthcare screenings and education to underserved populations throughout the city.
In an effort to engage communities that may not have the means to make healthcare a priority, the clinic is intended to encourage people to take control of and actively engage in their health through the use of technology. The Pop Up Health Clinic will provide participants with several different services and screenings. Attendees will be able to receive basic tests, such as height, weight, blood pressure and glucose level. They’ll also be provided with information and referrals to different services including housing assistance, employment services, insurance collateral and dental health educational materials.
“As a Newark-based company with deep healthcare understanding and expertise, we want to actively engage with the community” said Tomas Gregorio, senior vice president of the New Jersey Innovation Institute’s Healthcare Division. “It’s important to use our healthcare connections and knowledge for data-informed transformation—the things that help move the needle and make an impact in Newark. We hope to see these Pop Up Health Clinics grow and expand into a successful statewide initiative and evolve so attendees are connected directly with clinical care providers within their community.”
“We’re using data to bring needed services to underserved communities,” said Inacelli Tubilleja, project manager at the New Jersey Innovation Institute’s Healthcare Delivery Systems iLab. “The goal is to empower patients to take control of their health and provide basic screenings and referrals.”
The event, screenings, and referrals are free for all attendees.