Community Partner Honored

Congratulations to IFH’s community partner, Mariam Merced, on being honored with RISE Health’s Inaugural RISE Health Care Hero Award.

Mariam is the Director of the Community Health Promotion Program at RWJBarnabas Health’s Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She was recognized for her tireless efforts toward improving health outcomes and the quality of life for individuals and communities throughout Middlesex County.

The RISE Health Care Hero Award honors an individual who has made a significant impact on the lives of underserved populations through health care and/or social services, and through superior example of the RISE mission to promote health equity among all patients. She received the award in person at The RISE Summit on Social Determinants of Health on March 21, 2022, in Nashville, TN.