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$4 Million in Sandy Funds Used for Behavioral Health Screenings

Hospitals, FQHCS are screening 35,600 people for stresses in the aftermath of Sandy

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$4 Million in Sandy Funds Used for Behavioral Health Screenings

Hospitals, FQHCS are screening 35,600 people for stresses in the aftermath of Sandy

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First West Nile Virus Case Confirmed

To protect against mosquito bites: Wear insect repellent, keep yards clean and remove standing water.
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2014 Ebola Outbreak - Information and Updates

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August is Immunization Awareness Month

The new school year is approaching so be sure to have your children vaccinated before classes begin.

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August is National Breastfeeding Month

New Jersey is making progress in improving breastfeeding rates. Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 months is up 71.5%.

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$2.5 Million in Autism Grants Awarded

$2.5 Million in autism grants have been awarded to medical schools, universities, a hospital and a specialty medical center.

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Newborns Now Screened for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

100,000 babies born in NJ each year are tested for 55 different genetic and biochemical disorders

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WIC 40th Anniversary

WIC provides nutrition foods, breastfeeding support and access to fresh produce for 170,000 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children up to age 5.

A message from New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd
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Healthy NJ 2020

Healthy New Jersey 2020 is the state’s health improvement plan for the decade. It is modeled after the federal Healthy People 2020 initiative and is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations.

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Community Health & Wellness

NJ Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Plan.

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Sandy Recovery Resources

Find helpful resources and information for the ongoing recovery process after Sandy.

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