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About Us

The Urban Health Initiative (UHI) is the service learning organization of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) – Camden. As an umbrella organization dedicated to community outreach and service, UHI runs four health education programs: a CPR training program for city residents, a mentoring program for high school students with an interest in health-related careers, open health education forums at a local childcare center, and a health education program for elementary school aged children at a local charter school. In addition, UHI operates three free Health Outreach Project (HOP) clinics that provide free healthcare to the city’s uninsured men, women, and children – many of whom speak only Spanish. UHI also organizes special projects, such as food drives and toy drives during holiday seasons and outreach sessions to assist families enroll in the state-sponsored health insurance program for long-term care. In cooperation between the medical school and Cooper University Hospital, the core teaching hospital of RWJMS-Camden, UHI is run entirely by 3rd and 4th year students and is supported by volunteer faculty of RWJMS and Cooper Hospital.