RCGC, GCIT Partner with Nemours Children's Health System

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DEPTFORD, N.J. -

A new partnership in our area is intended to educate and empower young adults to live more healthy lives.

On Wednesday, October 3rd, officials with Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) and the Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) announced a new partnership agreement with Nemours Children’s Health System.

The partnership aims to address the growing need to educate and empower young adults with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the health care system, and to prepare them to become their own health care advocates.

Officials say the goal is to give young adults the skills they need to better understand the health-care system and lead more healthy lives as adults.

"We are helping today's generation be better prepared to really be the healthiest they can be," said Pauline Corso, operational vice president, Nemours Children’s Health System.

The Navigating the Health Care System health unit curriculum will be provided to students at RCGC and GCIT, and is designed to tackle health illiteracy by providing young adults with guidance on finding appropriate care, understanding medical history, insurance and privacy, and scheduling office visits.

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