The 2018 NJPHA Annual Conference was a huge success - thank you to all who participated. If you weren't able to join us, please click on the talk titles to view individual video recordings. We look forward to seeing you in 2019. This Conference is a collaboration between the New Jersey Public Health Association and the Rutgers University School of Public Health. The conference will bring local, state, and national public health leaders together to initiate a pragmatic dialogue addressing broad determinants of health and integrated solutions, and exhibiting the need for partnership and collective efforts towards provision of a fair and just opportunity for all New Jersians to be healthier.
I think it's a moral imperative that we act. We live in one of the wealthiest nations on the planet. It's the humane thing to do. But then when you look at it from a health care perspective, the science is on our side. A lot of times the people that are out there – not always, but a high percentage in places like Chicago, in major cities but even in some of the suburban areas – folks present with multiple diagnoses.
RWJBarnabas, which owns 11 acute-care hospitals and several other facilities in the state, will initially contribute $100 million and then more than $1 billion over 20 years to expand education and research. It also will pay for construction of a clinical and research building for the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and an ambulatory care center, both in New Brunswick.
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