Salerno Medical Associates Programs
Salerno Medical Associates is dedicated to serving the needs of the community. Over the years, Dr. Alexander G Salerno has observed a growing disparity in healthcare outcomes in the local urban community. As a result, he has launched and now maintains several community-based programs to educate, motivate, and improve the health and quality of life in the local African American and Latino communities.
Urban Healthcare Initiative Program (UHIP):
A 501 (c) 3 non-profit, community-based urban healthcare provider founded in 2010. UHIP, a 2015 and 2018 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Awards finalist, reaches out through local pillars and mainstays of the community such as churches, barbershops, and community centers. Its mission is to educate inner-city residents in northern New Jersey about health problems affecting their communities, to promote preventive care and regular medical screenings, and to coordinate the provision of healthcare services to individuals who may otherwise not have the ability to receive such services.
Community Healthcare Outreach Program (CHOP)
The Community Healthcare Outreach Program provides fully integrated primary care for via house calls to those in need and in behavioral health facilities. It is an evolution of the ground breaking work of the late Dr. Alfonse Salerno. Originally called SHOP (Senior Healthcare Outreach Program) it was launched in 2002 as a return to the traditional house-call program for urban community seniors by Dr. Salerno’s son, Dr. Alexander G Salerno. Since then it has become the longest running house-call program of its type in the area. In 2015, Dr. Alexander G Salerno renamed the program CHOP and expanded its services to include the state’s mentally ill population, which has long been underserved by the community. CHOP is still committed to local seniors, but has added screenings, healthcare and chronic disease management to all populations in need, including those with psychiatric and other adult disorders.