HEALTH

Hospital promotes preventive health care for Newark’s Latino community

BY Raven Santana, Correspondent |

In October, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and University Hospital hosted an event in Newark focused on promoting preventive care and screenings that specifically apply to the Latino community. According to the latest census data, 36.4% of Newark’s population is Hispanic.

Experts say outreach events are critical in making sure patients have access to providers without cultural barriers that make it difficult for them to ask for help or to understand health care services available.