Category Archives: News

Join NJPHA’s Leadership Team for 2018-2019!

Dear NJPHA member: Do you want to become better connected with your public health colleagues who belong to NJPHA?  Do you have any ideas about how our organization (or to put it better, your organization) can better serve your interests and the interest of public health in New Jersey?  Then I invite you to become a member… Read More »

DOH Newsletter – DMHAS edition 2017

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

Congenital Syphilis Information

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 »

New Jersey Department of Health Achieves National Accreditation

“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 »

HEALTH REFORM

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  

FREE SBIRT Training of Trainers Seminar (Rutgers/DMHAS)

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 »

Celebrate World Environmental Health Day

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 »

NIH Launches Moms’ Mental Health Matters

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched Moms’ Mental Health Matters, a new initiative to raise awareness among pregnant and postpartum mothers, their families, and health care providers about depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after the baby is… Read More »

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)!

This observance provides an opportunity to stress the value of vaccination across the lifespan. This year, the first week of August (August 1-7) will focus on adult immunizations. For more information on specific chronic health conditions and vaccination, click the links below. These websites are also available in Spanish. Some vaccine-preventable diseases, like the flu,… Read More »