Category Archives: News

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 »

Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program

What does this program do? HUD is announcing the availability of approximately $58 million for its Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program (Community Compass), HUD’s integrated technical assistance and capacity building initiative. Applications due July 19, 2016 For more information, click here!

We can build violence-free communities

Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, in the wake of this week’s tragic shootings. Please click the link below to read the entire statement. http://apha.org/news-and-media/news-releases/apha-news-releases/we-can-build-violence-free-communities

Stay Informed About Adolescent and Young Adult Health

The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center (AYAH Center), funded by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, launched a newsletter this week to help you stay up-to-date on adolescent and young adult health topics and resources. See the most recent issue. To subscribe, contact Karissa Charles at kcharles@…<kcharles@…>

NJPHA in the News

In the “Affiliates in Brief” section of THE NATION’S HEALTH (July 2016): “NJ Affiliate advises on climate” http://bit.ly/28ftKfe  

NJPHA Executive Board Meets With Congressman Pallone

  Members of the Executive Board of the New Jersey Public Health Association met with Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. and his Chief of Staff, Janice G. Fuller on Sept 1st in Long Branch to discuss critical issues affecting public health in New Jersey. Congressman Pallone was praised by the Board members for being one of the… Read More »