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On The Road to Better Health – Newark Residents to Be Served by New Mobile Health Center
Date:6/11/2013

Newark, NJ (PRWEB) June 11, 2013

With a major grant from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Foundation, the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center (JRMC) is bringing its medical and dental care services directly to under-served residents of Newark. The services, along with a full complement of health care professionals, are on board a new, state-of-the-art mobile medical vehicle called The Horizon Foundation Mobile Medical Unit.

The new mobile unit was rolled out at a special ceremony conducted today at the Horizon Plaza, located at The Newark Museum. Fitted with state-of-the-art medical exam rooms and dental chairs, the new mobile unit will operate as a “moving health center” and represents an extension of the JRMC’s Strong & Healthy Communities Initiative (SHCI), a city-wide collaboration that is utilizing health as a critical factor in revitalizing the neighborhoods of Newark. The SHCI is funded by the Living Cities Foundation, while The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is the charitable arm of Horizon BCBSNJ.

Adhering to the same patient care and administrative requirements as the regular Jewish Renaissance Newark School-Based Health care sites, the vehicle will be primarily deployed at the Avon Avenue, Sussex Avenue and First Avenue Schools. Beyond its deployment at the three schools, the vehicle will also be scheduled at an array of community and public events and activities. The services are estimated to reach 6,400 uninsured and under-insured Newark residents at the school based settings in the first year, and 1,000 more at local events and venues. Among Newark-based events, the unit will be stationed at the NJPAC’s “Sounds of the City” concert series, which will be held Thursday nights this summer, beginning July 11.

Leaders from the JRMC, Horizon BCBSNJ, the SHCI, the Newark Mayor’s Office, and Newark’s Superintendent of Schools introduced the van and its capabilities, and invited cerem
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