March 29, 2021
National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits

Rutgers Global Health Institute Launches Program to Help Small Businesses

The three-part program provides guidance on safe operations and related support services for small businesses and nonprofits in New Jersey’s low-income and minority communities.

To Address anti-Asian Racism and Violence, We Need Action

Race, ethnicity, gender and class all matter for understanding Asian American diversity. Their intersection and history also explain the violence in Atlanta and the rising hate.

Upcoming Events
Seasonal Eats!

March 29, 1pm ET

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center invites you to join Dietician Molly Fallon Dixon in this Virtual Cooking Class featuring simple recipes using fresh ingredients from local farmers markets.

March 30, 10am ET

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, in partnership with RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, invites 65+ participants to this free Tai Chi class.
Coffee with the Health Coaches

March 31, 10am ET

Monmouth Medical Center invites you to grab your coffee and join the conversation with a guest clinician to get your health-related questions answered.
Mouthing Off to Oral Cancer

April 1, 12pm ET

RWJ University Hospital Somerset, in collaboration with Friends Health Connection, invites you to join this webinar to understand types of oral cancer, risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment and prevention, and more.
Funding Opportunities
Impact Challenge for Women and Girls commits to funding organizations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls, this is an open call for applications. Gender inequity is one of the most urgent challenges we face as a society, and COVID-19 has put the economic future of women and girls at even greater risk.
The application deadline is April 9, 2021. Learn more here.
Community Resources
The CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity has put together Healthy Easting Tips in English and Spanish. Learn more here.

Watch the video recording from the recent briefing hosted by the National Academy of Medicine and Health Affairs, which featured special remarks and an expert panel discussion on the key health policy recommendations across Vital Directions for Health and Health Care: Priorities for 2021

Alex Guerrero, a philosophy professor at Rutgers-New Brunswick, looks at how the last year living during a pandemic may permanently reshape our lives.
Read the full story here.

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub: The State of New Jersey has put together a list of resources about the COVID-19 virus including testing sites, signs and symptoms and FAQs about social services. 

You can find community-based and local COVID-19 testing site locations and hours here.

Middlesex County residents can register for a free COVID-19 test at sites throughout the county. Appointments required. The sites provide saliva-based test kits developed at Rutgers University.

Visit New Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration site to pre-register for the vaccine. New Jersey's Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment Call Center can be reached at 855-568-0545.
New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science

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