Students for Cancer Awareness and Navigating Screenings (SCANS) is a cancer screening patient navigator team, which provides many opportunities for members to gain hands-on experience in inpatient and outpatient settings, providing patient education on cancer and cancer screening, and more.
Rutgers Health Service Corps
Promoting the health of our beloved communities through a commitment to service.
On the Front Lines
Rutgers Health Service Corps (RHSC) prepares students, faculty, staff, and community members to have a positive impact on our health and wellness across Rutgers and New Jersey through education, innovation, and service. Our vision is to be a national model, inspiring the next generation of health care and public health heroes to improve the health and equity of our communities.
In partnership with several community-based organizations, RHSC members can participate in community health screenings alongside faculty with the goal of reducing the burden of diabetes and hypertension, among other diseases. Members conduct basic clinical measurements and provide preventive education, primary care referrals, and event support.
Empowering members with essential skills to handle emergencies, collaborate with local agencies, and educate the community on safety and disaster preparedness. Members engage in hands-on training, participate in emergency response efforts, and promote public safety awareness, all with the aim of creating a safer, more resilient community.
All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to apply to join RHSC. Members will be accepted based on interests and experiences, ability to think critically and work in interprofessional teams, and—above all—their desire to serve the community.
Applications become available at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
Organizations and potential partners can apply to collaborate with us on service-learning opportunities that support our communities across New Jersey. We are proud to partner with these organizations and many others:
- Rutgers Health
- APSEA (American Preventive Screening & Education Association)
- Screen NJ
- Rutgers Teaching and Learning with Technology
- Rutgers Global Health Institute
We welcome new ideas, partnerships, and opportunities for service. Submit your idea for review and our team will reach out to discuss further.