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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 Digital Campaign Toolkit for various resources.

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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.

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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

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New Jersey Department of Health monthly newsletter.

View or download the newsletter here.

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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 with syphilis, it can cause lifelong problems, like being blind or deaf. Learn how to protect your baby from syphilis.

Reference the following materials for more information.

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“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 Public Health in Seattle.

Find full details here.

 

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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 HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS who can train, advocate, and champion the implementation of SBIRT as an evidence-based public health model to reduce the harmful effects of risky alcohol and drug use.

For additional information please click here for the flyer and here for the registration form.

SBIRT:Training of Trainers

Instructor: Alan Lyme, MSW, ICADC, ICCS, MAC
Date: Monday-Wednesday
10/24/16 - 10/26/16
9 am – 4 pm
Location: Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies
Smithers Hall, Room 200
607 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

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