New Jersey’s Children’s Health Project


The New Jersey Children’s Health Project (NJCHP), launched in May 2007, is a collaboration with the Children’s Health Fund (CHF) and the Rutgers School of Nursing Mobile Healthcare Project. This innovative outreach effort works in partnership with CHF, the clinical affiliates of Rutgers, and community-based

The NJCHP is staffed by a team of health care professionals who travel to underserved neighborhoods to provide primary and preventive health care services to residents of all ages. The aim of the NJCHP is to break down the financial, social, cultural, and transportation barriers that prevent people from
seeking proper health care.

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Faculty & Staff members

Cindy Sickora, DNP, RN
Rutgers School of Nursing

Madolene Aliparo, MD
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Department of Pediatrics

Medical Director:
Maritza De La Rosa, MD
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Department of Family Medicine

Nurse Practitioners:
Susan Pepe, ANP
Hilda Aluko, FNP, APN
Suzanne Salamanca, APN


The NJCHP, in partnership with the Children’s Health Fund, extends the reach of health care delivery to underserved inner-city residents. Through joint collaborative practice agreements, the Rutgers School of Nursing advanced practice nurses work closely with physician teams to develop cost-effective are
delivery strategies in the community-based setting for patients diagnosed with
acute and chronic illnesses.

The project screens, identifies, and provides health promotion/disease management services; fosters community involvement in the health assessment and referral process; and provides culturally and linguistically sensitive health promotion/disease management health education.

Families and their Children:


Partnering organizations



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