Organized by and for the communities served
The Jordan and Harris Community Health Center, established in 2010, provides comprehensive, health services to residents of the Hyatt Court, Pennington Court and Terrell Homes public housing facilities in Newark.
The Jordan and 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 Center.
Rutgers School of Nursing is collaborating on this program with New Jersey Medical School and the School of Health Related Professions to provide a variety of health services. The program also collaborates with Rutgers School of Nursing’s FOCUS Health Center. Financial supporters include the 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 Rutgers School of Nursing together with the Children's Health Fund.
Director: Cindy Sickora, DNP, RN, Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Nursing
Medical Director: Hosseinali Shahidi, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School
Staff Nurse: Myrlande Metellus, BSN, RN
Office Staff: Victoria Lane
Program Support Specialist:
Rutgers School of Nursing
65 Bergen Street, Room 835
Newark, NJ 07107
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 is provided by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey and the Hurst Foundation. To learn how you can assist this program with your financial contributions, please contact Elizabeth Ketterlinus or phone 973-972-0303.