Forum: Outreach needed to expand health care access for uninsured NJ children

September 6, 2019

New Jersey lags behind many other states in making sure its youngest residents have health coverage, with 78,000 children – primarily kids of color and those in low-income communities – uninsured.
That lapse comes despite research showing that uninsured kids tend to have poorer health into …

Employee Spotlight: Mental health advocate Sandi Kolla retiring after four decades

August 27, 2019

Working in mental health can be a stressful job, between clients in crisis, workforce shortages, burnout, and salaries that can lag behind those in other less-demanding careers. Consequently, it’s a profession with turnover rates that can climb as high as 70 percent, by some estimates.
That …

Breaking the cycle of injustice in the Latino community

August 2, 2019

What do you get when you cross a Puerto Rican native, star basketball player, proud father, devoted coach, and champion of the Latino community? The result is just one man: Roberto Hernandez.
Putting family first
Before Roberto was born, his father moved their family from Puerto Rico …

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