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Health Equity at RWJBarnabas Health

Being a healthier New Jersey starts with greater health equity.

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Delivering solutions to address inequity in health and health care.

As care providers, we see firsthand how differences in access to quality care and differences in socio-economic conditions can affect the health of individuals and entire neighborhoods. So we have been taking action!

We are addressing the socioeconomic conditions that impact the health of individuals and we are in our communities providing health education and programming, and connecting people with appropriate community resources. Through initiatives such as Wellness on Wheels and connections with local farmers markets, we’re bringing fresh, healthy foods to areas that are considered food deserts and other underserved communities. We’re providing safe spaces to ensure that patients of all races, ethnicities, and cultures have high-quality, equitable and antiracist clinical care. And we’re doubling down on our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hiring practices. As an anchor institution, we are committed to developing career ladders for our local and diverse workforce and supporting our local and diverse businesses.

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A community is only as strong as its least healthy residents, that is why we are in more underserved areas than any other health system in the state, and we will keep working to bring equitable care to all communities in the state of New Jersey.

Health Equity Together

Health equity is the attainment of the highest level of health for all people, where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to achieve their optimal health; at RWJBarnabas Health, we are proud the work we do to propel us towards health equity for all. Health Equity Together is a short publication designed to share news, perspective and progress on our journey to achieving health equity for our patients, colleagues and the communities we serve.

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