The Jordan & Harris Community Health Center provides comprehensive, health services to residents of the Hyatt Court, Pennington Court and Terrell Homes public housing facilities in Newark.
Neighbors Serving Neighbors
The Jordan & Harris Center is a nurse-managed program designed by and for the community it serves. A community advisory board helps guide the Center's operations and a Community Health Worker program trains residents to serve as advocates and health navigators for their neighbors.
The Center is named after long-time Hyatt Court residents Lillie Jordan and Esther Harris McArthur. It is dedicated to the memory of the late Agnes Younger, who inspired the establishment of the new Center.
A Collaborative Initiative
UMDNJ-School of Nursing is collaborating on this program with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions to provide a variety of health services. Financial supporters include the UMDNJ-School of Nursing, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
Services are provided in collaboration with the New Jersey Children's Health Project, a mobile health initiative of UMDNJ - School of Nursing with the Children's Health Fund.
School and pre-employment physicals
Vaccinations for children & adults
Home visits to elderly and/or housebound
Home visits to pregnant women & new mothers
Screenings for hypertension, asthma, & diabetes
Mental health screenings
Referrals to specialists
Nutrition counseling & weight management
Cholesterol & iron screenings
Director: Cindy Sickora DNP, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, UMDNJ-School of Nursing Medical Director: Hosseinali Shahidi, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School Staff Nurse: Myrlande Metellus, RN Staff Assistant: Kathryn Hasan
This program is made possible through a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Grant #D11HP19244-01-00). Additional support provided by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. To learn how you can support this program with your financial contributions, please contact Martha Bahamon at the Foundation of UMDNJ, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 973-679-4685.