Supporting one-day summit on health challenges facing South Asian community in New Jersey

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.This grant supports the planning expenses of a conference to increase the understanding of the multi-factorial causes of health disparities among these populations and to begin to develop and implement culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions to address these disparities. To be held in October 2010, the conference will: (1) bring together clinicians, public health professionals, educators, researchers, community leaders, and consumers to discuss the impact of low health literacy on disparities in health and health care experienced by the South Asian populations in New Jersey; (2) present best and promising practices being employed to help patients/consumers with health literacy challenges navigate the health care system to reduce disparities, manage chronic illnesses, and support prevention activities; (3) offer innovative health education strategies being employed in other places, including music, the arts, multi-media, and mobile technology to improve access, disease self management, promote wellness, and empower patients/consumers; and (4) develop recommendations and an action plan for health literacy interventions that will positively impact the education, research, clinical care, and public health practice involving the South Asian community and other diverse populations.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $10,000.00

Awarded on: 3/23/2010

Time frame: 4/15/2010 - 12/14/2010

Grant Number: 67585


Foundation of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Tower II, Suite 850
120 Albany Street
New Brunswick, 08901-2126


Sunanda Gaur
Project Director