NEWARK, NJ - Barringer High School on Saturday will have free health screenings hosted by the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), a corporation of New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The pop-up health clinic will provide basic tests, including height, weight, blood pressure and glucose levels. Attendees will also get dental health educational materials and referrals to services including housing assistance, employment services and insurance collateral.
“It’s important to use our healthcare connections and knowledge for data-informed transformation—the things that help move the needle and make an impact in Newark,” said NJII's Health Care Division Senior Vice President Tomas Gregorio in a statement. “We hope to see these Pop Up Health Clinics grow and expand into a successful statewide initiative and evolve so attendees are connected directly with clinical care providers within their community.”
The institute uses resources from NJIT to solve technological challenges across various industries. Its Innovation Labs, coined as iLabs, brings NJIT expertise to sectors, including health care delivery systems, civil infrastructure, homeland security and financial services.
The project manager of NJII's Healthcare Delivery Systems iLab -- which uses data analytics to lower health care costs and improve patient outcomes -- hoped the pop-up clinic would encourage people to take control of their health.
“We’re using data to bring needed services to underserved communities,” said Inacelli Tubilleja, the delivery systems iLab project manager. “The goal is to empower patients to take control of their health and provide basic screenings and referrals.”
The event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.