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"The members gained information about maintaining their health ... [and] began to see coherence in establishing healthy on-going practices ... Our members and staff shared freely with the BTG students and felt they were contributing to the education of professionals who wanted to be more understanding.
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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Bridging the Gaps Program Faculty and Staff

Sarah Kelly, MPH, CPH 
NJ BTG Program Director

Maria Pellerano, MA, MBA, MPH
NJ BTG Program Director

Denise Rodgers, MD, FFAFP 
Rutgers, The State University of NJ

NJ BTG Executive Leadership
Rutgers School of Public Health
683 Hoes Lane West, Rm 114
Piscataway, NJ 08854

CHIP Eligibility

Rutgers students who have completed their first graduate year in the following programs are eligible to participate in the Bridging the Gaps Community Health Internship Program:

  • Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
  • New Jersey Medical School
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health

BTG Application Form

2019 BTG CHIP Community Partners – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

  • Bridgeways Rehabilitation Services 
  • Coming Home of Middlesex County
  • Elijah's Promise
  • MIPH: Amandla Crossing & Imani Park
  • Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ
  • The Arc of Somerset
  • Zufall Health Community Health Center

For an alphabetical list of all 2018 BTG CHIP community partners and to view 2018 community project summaries by site, click here.

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