A promise to transform education and health care in New Jersey
The New Jersey Medical and Health Science Education Restructuring Act paved the way for historic improvement of the state’s higher education system, especially with regard to medical education, research and investment in New Jersey’s public universities.
The challenge to prepare for the future and provide for New Jersey’s health care needs is vast—and Rowan University is poised to respond with excellence and dedication to serving people’s needs through a partnership with Rutgers-Camden to create a College of Health Sciences based in Camden.
The region’s established health science leaders including Cooper University Health Care, Coriell Institute for Medical Research, the soon-to-open Cooper Cancer Institute, and other institutions on both sides of the Delaware River will be partners in the collaboration.
To learn more about the vision for the College of Health Sciences, click the video link at right or download the PDF overview. This is the start of an important discussion considering:
- New Jersey's 20- to 30-percent retirement turnover and a critical shortfall of trained health care workers in many areas,
- the State's aging population that is projected to overwhelm health care and other age-related systems, and
- health care employment in the eight-county South Jersey region that is experiencing growth of more than 17 percent from 2008 through 2018, adding 23,750 new positions in heath care and social assistance and 26,050 in education and health services.
Great opportunity lies ahead to address the state’s shortage of health care professionals and the ever-growing needs of our population. Please join us in considering the possibilities.