Students report progress in health care initiative

Students report progress in health care initiative

Members of Project SALUD have been recognized by the Borough Council for their commitment to a project that was created to help the members of Freehold Borough’s Latino community improve their health.

Project SALUD began in 2013. It focuses on preventative health care and health care resources. SALUD stands for Serving All Latinos with Unfading health Desires. Salud means “health” in Spanish.

The students running the project attend Biotechnology High School, Freehold Township, and Freehold High School, Freehold Borough. They created Project SALUD as part of an academic program called New Jersey Future Problem Solvers under the Community Problem Solving Division.

“Our team has chosen to tackle the problem of the impact of our health care resources on undocumented people, especially women,” said Kayla Ciok, 16, of Freehold Borough, who is the founder of the project.

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