October 25, 2006
Contact: Kaylyn Kendall Dines
UMDNJ Launches Online Directory of Community and Health Resources
NEWARK — UMDNJ recently launched a new web site designed to help individuals and local government entities locate information about community-based programs and services that are offered statewide by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The web site is: http://www.umdnj.edu/comreweb/crd.htm.
There are 240 entries included on the site that was compiled within the Department of Urban and Community Development at UMDNJ. Featured on the site are a wide range of programs and services in areas including education, research, economic empowerment, community service, neighborhood development, clinical and preventive health care services, and public policy.
“The creation of this web site is another example of UMDNJ’s ongoing effort to honor its mandate for community service statewide,” said Stacie J. Newton, special assistant in the Department of Urban and Community Development at UMDNJ. “This web-based directory is intended to assist men, women and children in their quest to find programs, activities and initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles, educational opportunities that result in economic empowerment for communities statewide.”
In addition to program descriptions, each entry includes contact information, program goals and objectives, target population, and sponsoring school or unit at UMDNJ. For more information about the web site, call Newton in the Department of Urban and Community Development at 973-972-6364.
UMDNJ is the nation’s largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and a school of public health on five campuses. Annually, there are more than two million patient visits at UMDNJ facilities and faculty practices at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a statewide mental health and addiction services network.