Committed to improving the health of vulnerable women, children, youth, and families - including those infected and affected by HIV - and to building capacity in the communities and systems that serve them.
In July 2013, the Rutgers College of Nursing, in collaboration with the FXB Center, were awarded one of four national AETC Program grants to develop and implement a nurse practitioner (NP) HIV certification program. The four NP grants, along with 3 Graduate Medical Education grants, and 1 physician assistant HIV certification training program, have been awarded by HRSA to increase the number of primary care prescribing providers ready to meet the needs HIV-vulnerable populations across the United States. The full article is available here.
Rutgers will receive new federal funding to train more nurses to care for those living with HIV/AIDS – numbers which could tax the system once the Affordable Health Care Act kicks in and clinicians who have been at the helm of AIDS care retire.The five-year, $1.5 million grant – one of five similar grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration – is designed to expand the number of nurse practitioners skilled in working with infected and at-risk populations, with an emphasis on care of minority, inner city and urban populations. The full article is available here.
Hurricane Sandy was the most destructive storm in the 2012 season. In New Jersey the super storm surge flooded streets, downed trees, and cut power lines destroying homes and communities. Environmental damage and psychosocial stress from the storm is impacting the physical and mental health of New Jersey’s residents. Recognizing the strength of their partnership with the Child Health Program (CHP), New Jersey’s Department of Children and Families (DCF), and the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) has asked CHP to expand their practice and implement a team of nurses to address the unique needs of families most impacted by the storm. The nursing team will provide CP&P access to a nurse for case consultation and teaming on high risk in-home cases in which the environmental and psychosocial impact of Superstorm Sandy created health concerns. Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union Counties have been identified by DCF, and one nurse will be assigned to cover each county.
The FXB Health Care Services is pleased to announce the provision of on-site mental health services to our patients and their families. This is a new collaboration between the FXB Center within the Rutgers School of Nursing and the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry under the leadership of Dr. Tolga Taneli and Miryam Arjona, LCSW. An interdisciplinary team, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Family /Child Mental Health Counselor and Child Life Therapist will provide services including::
The National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention among Adolescents hosted a webinar entitled "Using High Intensity Behavioral Counseling (HIBC) to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections in Youth" on June 12, 2013. It was presented by Patricia Coury-Doniger, FNPC Director, Center for Health & Behavioral Training, STD/HIV Program at the University of Rochester. Click here access the playback of the webinar, presentation slides and the High Intensity Behavioral Counseling (HIBC) Reference Guide for Billing & Models of Behavioral Counseling.
On August 29, 2013 the CDC Preventing Chronic Disease journal published a manuscript on the findings from a community mobilization for a women’s self-care health promotion campaign. Findings from the Shout-out Health community project show that given support, discussion, training, and information, at-risk community members can successfully provide health promotion to other high-risk community members and may personally benefit by helping others in their community. This research was funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau. The full article is available here.
The François-Xavier Bagnoud Center is now part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Learn more about the Rutgers-UMDNJ Integration.