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February 28, 2011

Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP

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MEDIA ADVISORY Commissioner to Discuss "The Health of the Newest New Jerseyans" at Rutgers


NEW BRUNSWICK – On Tuesday, March 1, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh will release the report, “The Health of the Newest New Jerseyans: A Resource Guide,” and will discuss the health status and health needs of the state’s nearly 2 million foreign-born residents.        


            More than 20 percent of New Jersey’s population is foreign born.  The DHSS report examines the particular health issues various foreign-born groups face and how their health status and health behaviors change the longer they live in the U.S.


            The Commissioner will brief the media at 12:30 p.m. at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging at Rutgers, 112 Paterson St., New Brunswick.  Directions to the Institute are at:


            The report will be available on the DHSS web site.


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