Flu activity is widespread in 48 US states and Puerto Rico, causing 53 pediatric deaths so far and high influenza-like illness activity levels in 42 states. CDC continues to recommend flu vaccination at this time—there are still weeks of flu activity to come this season and more than one flu virus is circulating. See the… Read More »
NJDOH collects information on Influenza-like Illness weekly from hospital emergency departments and long term care facilities, and also collects absenteeism information from schools. Click here to access the weekly Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report.
Congratulations to the new NJPHA Officers and Executive Board Members! President: Paschal Nwako President-elect: Hansel Asmar Immediate Past President: Kevin McNally Vice President: Don Weinbaum Second Vice President: Cynthia Golembeski Secretary: Teresa Keeler Treasurer: Oliver Lontok Executive Board members at large Perry Halkitis Sylvia Bookbinder
Check out the latest edition of the New Jersey Department of Health’s “Health Matters” newsletter. This special edition is devoted entirely to Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) content. http://nj.gov/health/newsletter/documents/2017/Health%20Matters%20DMHAS%20special%20edition%20Fall%202017.pdf
New Jersey Department of Health monthly newsletter. View or download the newsletter here.
The March of Dimes in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to increase patient awareness of Congenital Syphilis. Syphilis during pregnancy can cause serious problems for your baby, like premature birth (before 37 weeks of pregnancy). It also can cause death for your baby before or after birth. If your baby is born… Read More »
“Achieving accreditation indicates that the New Jersey Department of Health is dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the community by striving to continuously improve the quality of the services it delivers,” said Ray (Bud) Nicola, MD, MHSA, chair of PHAB’s Board of Directors and affiliate professor at the University of Washington School of… Read More »
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
The Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, in collaboration with the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, is pleased to offer an exciting FREE Train-the-Trainers opportunity to disseminate “SBIRT” (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) to key stakeholders. We are reaching out to preventionists, public health workers, educators, clinicians, policy makers, and ALL… Read More »
This year’s World Environmental Health Day theme is tobacco control and the National Environmental Health Association is focusing on the negative health effects of second and third hand smoke. Attached is our World EH Day Partner Toolkit and an abbreviated version is available online. Join us for a partner kick off call on September 19… Read More »