Urban Healthcare Initiative Program New Jersey

Medical Literacy Services
UHIP is a new approach to providing comprehensive health care in inner city communities. A non-profit community based program founded by Dr. Alexander G. Salerno, UHIP’s mission is to educate inner city underserved residents where they congregate, regarding the health issues impacting their lives. All educational services are provided directly to identified populations in community based locations where  groups of individuals congregate – such as houses of worship, community centers, senior citizen housing facilities, treatment programs,  barbershops, hair salons, job centers, etc..  We identify centers of need and reach out to provide services.

UHIP is founded on the basic principal that “Knowledge is Power.” The more you understand your health and how the “human machine” works the better you are able to make informed decisions concerning treatment plans and the care your body. UHIP’s strives to improve education, screenings, and medical management tools around our seven health pillars: Diabetes/Obesity, Hypertension/Cardiovascular Disease, COPD, Chronic Kidney Disease, HIV & Infectious Diseases, Cancer Screenings and Aging/Dementia/Depression/Dying. Let’s learn to live a healthier life.

UHIP implements an approach to healthcare with the fundamental principle of the program being patient education. We have found that when a patient is equipped with knowledge, they are much more likely to take a proactive self-advocating approach to their healthcare. UHIP offers understanding for comprehensive health assessments, screenings, case management, educational programs, and support services to ensure the highest quality of care. Most importantly, UHIP strives to educate clients in developing healthier lifestyle choices (eating, exercise, regular check-ups, and seeing the wellness care needs in others).


Medical Literacy Services