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82H – Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Community Hiring

Tuesday, March 24th

About the Session

For the residents of Newark, N.J., healthcare is a secondary priority to securing employment, housing and food. Although a patient’s social, behavioral and environmental needs have an enormous impact on healthcare outcomes, it is a challenge to improve those outcomes without addressing major social determinants of health. As vital economic engines in the community, RWJBarnabas and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center are using their hiring power for the greatest good of the patients they serve. Since 2015, these organizations and the mayor’s office have been offering a successful employment readiness boot camp program called Hire Newark. During this seminar, presenters will demonstrate the power of addressing social determinants in health outcomes, the details of the Hire Newark program and their commitment to supporting their community. The seminar also will discuss innovative tools to expand this community hiring practice at scale for other underprivileged communities and the hospitals supporting them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of community hiring and workforce training to advance individuals within the neighborhoods an organization serves.
  • Discover how to use artificial intelligence to identify and screen job applicants, making hiring programs more efficient and effective.


Presented By

Darrell K. Terry, Sr., FACHE

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey

Myra Norton