Nicholson Executive Director Receives “Champions for Children” Pediatricians’ Award
At their annual ball on April 19th, the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics honored Arturo Brito, Executive Director of The Nicholson Foundation, with their “Champions for Children” award. Dr. Brito has dedicated his professional career to improving the lives of vulnerable children and families.
Power of Hotspotting: Report Reveals Hospital Utilization Patterns in the Greater New Brunswick Area
A Nicholson-funded report shows the power of hotspotting in providing objective data to support thoughtful, informed local community health planning. The Greater New Brunswick Hotspotting Project identified geographic clusters of patients who were high users of Medicaid services, revealing that just 10% of census blocks in New Brunswick and Franklin Township accounted for 37% of hospital receipts.
Nicholson-Funded Study Highlights Childcare Arrangements in Newark, NJ
A new study by Rena Hallam, PhD, a nationally-recognized expert on early care and education, sheds new light on childcare arrangements for families with young children in Newark. The survey of nearly 200 families shows how patterns of childcare usage differ from national norms, and how the patterns break down by race/ethnicity – allowing for greater targeting of specific communities.
Health Affairs Blog Post Describes Medicaid 2.0 Blueprint to Modernize New Jersey’s Medicaid Program
In an Op-Ed for Health Affairs “GrantWatch” blog, Joan Randell and Rachel Cahill write about the recently-released Medicaid 2.0 Blueprint. The Blueprint resulted from a collaborative process that brought together stakeholders across New Jersey. Their post suggests that other foundations may want to support a similar process for modernizing other states’ Medicaid programs.
Request for Proposals (RFP) for Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care
The Nicholson Foundation is requesting proposals from New Jersey-based primary care clinics or practices interested in integrating behavioral health into primary care. We plan to support up to five clinics or practices to implement the Cherokee Health Systems’ model. Click below to download the RFP for full details on the project and the application process.
Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, Named Executive Director of The Nicholson Foundation
Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, joined The Nicholson Foundation on March 13, 2017 as its Executive Director. A pediatrician with a public health background, Dr. Brito was previously the Deputy Commissioner, Public Health Services, of the New Jersey State Department of Health.