When University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Nursing assistant professor Cindy Sickora began taking the blood pressures of residents at three public housing developments in Newark five years ago, she couldn’t believe how depressed the communities were, and she was impatient for change.

"These residents have value in their lives, and for whatever reason, they’re stuck," Sickora said. "I knew our sophisticated health care system just doesn’t work for these people. The advisory board of one community kept saying real change was ‘gonna take time,’ and I just kept asking ‘when, when, when?’" Read More