On March 16, 2020, we released a research brief comparing estimates of available hospital beds, by the eight South Jersey counties, with the likely demand for hospital beds under three coronavirus spread scenarios. This follow-up brief updates the previous model and predicts when demand for hospital beds will first surpass capacity in each of the 21 New Jersey counties.
Our ability to respond to COVID-19 depends on our health systems’ capacity to serve people that are sick. And it depends on everyone’s efforts to keep the number of sick people as low as possible. The fewer sick people there are at any given time, the better our health system can care for us.
2020 marks 20 years that WRI has been serving the residents and communities in southern New Jersey. Join us and celebrate at the Walter & Leah Rand Awards and Scholarship Dinner on April 30 at The Merion in Cinnaminson.
The 2020 lame-duck Legislature included the Electric Vehicle Bill (S2252/A4819), sponsored by Senator Bob Smith (D) and Senator Linda Greenstein (D). It passed 27-12 in the Senate and 65-9 in the Assembly, and on Jan. 17, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill into law. Learn about what it means for New Jersey’s clean air goals.
In South Jersey, a region challenged by high unemployment and low labor participation rates, the full impact of a declining labor force remains unclear. Research by WRI will help identify barriers to successful employment that both employers and employees face.
In January 2019, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that Camden, New Jersey was named a Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Public Art Challenge; receiving $1 million in funding a public art project that will transform sites plagued by illegal dumping into dynamic art spaces. WRI is a proud partner.