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2019 Here We Come For A Healthier You

SATHI-SEHAT held their 2019 kickoff event on Sunday, January 27th at the Sri Guruvayurappan Temple in Morganville, New Jersey. We have brought with us all we learned at the Durga Temple last year. Using our pearls of wisdom, we started out with a bang. We are collaborating with a group of physicians that hold a free clinic once a month at the temple. They offer free consultation and biometrics.

The picture captures our “Getting To Know You” session. We were set up at the entrance of the main temple. A large number of devotees stopped at our table.  Others were referred by the physicians at the clinic. We collected a brief survey asking the devotees topics that they would be interested in to help us plan for the year ahead. We are scheduled to be there last Sunday of every month. We were delighted that the temple Manager stopped by, completed the survey and was interested in a presentation on Diabetes for the temple priests, staff and families. There is an interest in developing a community garden on temple grounds.

There was a Physician, a Registered Dietitian, and a volunteer at the table. This event was an opportunity for SATHI-SEHAT to introduce their patient outreach programs to the local South Asian community in a new area. We hope to continue to expand our outreach and impact local South Asian families through discussions on pertinent health topics that have widespread effects on the local communities. We look forward to more participation in our future events.

About the Grantee

South Asian Total Health Initiative (SATHI) (Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School)

SATHI The South Asian Total Health Initiative (SATHI) was established in 2007 at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School with the mission to improve health outcomes in South Asians living in the United States. SATHI serves as a platform to engage multidisciplinary professionals such as researchers, health practitioners, public health experts, community-based organizations and community members.