The Jordan and Harris Community Health Center, established in
2010, provides comprehensive health services to residents of the
Hyatt Court, Pennington Court, Terrell Homes, and Stephen Crane
Village, public housing developments in Newark, New Jersey.
Faculty & Staff Members
Patricia O'Brien-Richardson, PhD(c), MS. Ed
Interim CEO, Rutgers Community Health Center
Darcel Reyes, PhD, ANP-BC
Chief Clinical Officer
Hosseinali Shahidi, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine,
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Myrlande Metellus, BSN, RN
Victoria Lane, CHW
Community Health Worker Supervisor
Neighbors Serving Neighbors:
The Jordan and Harris Community Health 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.
A Collaborative Initiative:
Rutgers School of Nursing collaborates with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions to provide a variety of health services. The program also collaborates with Rutgers School of Nursing’s
FOCUS Wellness Center.
Services are provided in collaboration with the New Jersey Children’s Health Project, (NJCHP) a mobile health initiative of Rutgers School of Nursing together with the Children’s Health Fund.
Mental Health Screenings
Screenings for Hypertension, Asthma, and Diabetes
Cholesterol and Iron Screenings
School and Pre-Employment Physicals
Referrals to Specialists
Home Visits to Elderly and/or Housebound
Home Visits to Pregnant Women and New Mothers
Rutgers School of Nursing
65 Bergen Street, Room 840B
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 Marianne Wiatroski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-353-5060