Please see the latest edition of the New Jersey Department of Health’s monthly newsletter “Health Matters,” available online here http://nj.gov/health/newsletter/documents/2017/Health%20Matters%20March-April%202017.pdf
PEDIATRICS STUDY REVEALS STATES WHERE MORE THAN 80% OF LEAD-POISONED CHILDREN REMAIN UNIDENTIFIED
As concerns about lead exposure peak across the U.S., a PHI study published today in Pediatrics indicates that reporting may be capturing just 2 out of every 3 children poisoned by lead. "Assessing Child Lead Poisoning Case Ascertainment in the US, 1999-2010," from PHI’s California Environmental Health Tracking Program, found states where more than 80% of lead-poisoned children remain unidentified—and researchers expect that testing rates have only declined in the subsequent years.
Read for complete details of this study here.
Governor Chris Christie has signed a proclamation recognizing April 3-9 as Public Health Week in New Jersey. Click here to access the Proclamation.
Save the Date for: New Jersey Department of Health Population Summit
Wednesday June 7, 2017
Click here for details and registration information.
The Aetna Foundation's 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program is now open. This will be the Foundation's only open RFP this year. The foundation expects to award up to $2 million in grants to organizations that increase opportunities for low-income, minority communities to make healthy choices in the places they live, work, learn, and play.
Click here for further details.
The American Public Health Association comments on the the plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
House plan to replace Affordable Care Act jeopardizes the lives of Americans
This year, APHA will host its seventh annual NPHW Twitter Chat on April 5 at 2 p.m. EDT. Click here for further details.
Click here for details on this web forum series.