New Jersey Minority Aging Collaborative (NJMAC)

In 2019, Rutgers Institute for Health received a $3.6 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to increase participation of New Jersey minority older adults in research.

The New Jersey Minority Aging Collaborative (NJMAC) worked to bring together researchers and community leaders to help support the recruitment and retention of minority older adults in studies, particularly those interested in cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, mental health, multi-comorbidities, health policy and interactions with health care providers.

Since the start of the grant, NJMAC has worked with partner organizations including Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, the Rutgers Asian Resource Center for Minority Aging Research, Rutgers New Jersey Cooperative Extension, Rutgers/RWJBarnabas Health, the Center for Asian Health at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, the Trenton Health Team (THT) and New Brunswick Tomorrow.

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