Center for Health Equity Education, Research and Practice (CHEERP)
The Center for Health Equity Education, Research and Practice (CHEERP). CHEERP is a collective of diverse professionals across the health care fields at Kean who collaboratively seek to address health disparities in local underserved communities. The CHEERP interprofessional team is comprised of health professionals and students representing nursing, speech pathology, occupational therapy, public health, physician assistant studies, physical therapy and educational leadership. The value of this diverse composition has enabled both faculty and students to draw on their complementary expertise to meet the multifaceted needs of the local community, as well as develop a deeper understanding of the intersections of health disparities.
Current work includes: Research and practice in the Haitian community in Elizabeth, New Jersey to promote access and equity for racial and ethnically diverse populations who have chronic conditions, and whose health has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project topic: Patient Navigation, Motivational Interviewing, & Technology to Promote Patient Engagement & Activation in Chronic Disease Self-management Practices in Disadvantaged Populations
|Ibtihal K. Al-Makhzoomy||Nursing Department|
|Prisca Anuforo, DPN||School of Nursing|
|Consuelo A. Bonillas, Ph.D.||College of Education|
|Elizabeth Locke, PT, Ph.D.||Department of Physical Therapy|
|Wendy A. Ritch, M.A., MTS||Department of Physician Assistant Studies|
|Madji Fall||Elementary & Bilingual Education|
|Margaret S. Wright||Nursing Department|
|Pragya Ghimire||Physical Education / Recreation / Health|
|Angela Larmony||Dean's Office|
Community Partners: Marline Edmond (Public Health Community Liaison), Woody Philippe (Community Leader), Yveni Montilus (Community member); Rose Raymond (Nurse, Student), Marie Therency (Nurse).