The New Jersey Innovation Institute, an NJIT corporation, is hosting its first ever Pop Up Health Clinic at Barringer High School in Newark on April 13.
In a statement, NJII said that the clinic is designed to provide basic health care screenings and education to underserved populations throughout the city.
According to NJII, the clinic is intended to encourage people to take control of and actively engage in their health through the use of technology. The 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 will 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 health care understanding and expertise, we want to actively engage with the community,” said Tomas Gregorio, senior vice president of the NJII’s Healthcare Division in a statement. “It’s important to use our health care 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,” Gregorio said.
“We’re using data to bring needed services to underserved communities,” said Inacelli Tubilleja, project manager at the NJII’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.