The Michaels Organization has been named Community Partner of the Year by Rutgers University School of Nursing-Camden (RSNC). This partnership, spearheaded by Michaels’ Vice President of Development Nick Cangelosi, addresses healthcare inequities in underserved communities and works to develop robust healthcare services in regard to social determinants of health.
Through the partnership, Michaels and RSNC have been able to offer free classes on stress management, chronic health problems management, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, in addition to hearing and blood screenings and physical examinations – all free of cost to residents and neighbors. Currently, Michaels’ newly-constructed Rutgers University healthcare facility and exam rooms at Clement T. Branch Village serve as the principal location for these services while a similar healthcare facility is being constructed in Cramer Hill/East Camden to serve the residents of Ablett Village and neighbors.
Rutgers and Michaels both strongly believe zip codes should not determine the quality of an individual’s health care. The overarching goal of the project to improve health outcomes for the residents of public housing in the Centerville neighborhood in Camden, NJ not only illustrates RSNC’s goal of providing health care institutions throughout the region, but it is also consistent with Michaels’ mission of bringing comprehensive solutions to communities that jumpstart housing, education, civic engagement, and neighborhood prosperity.Back to News Next article