PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
March 13, 2013

Mary E. O'Dowd, M.P.H.
Commissioner

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PHOTO RELEASE: Commissioner Highlights $1.6 million Increase in Newborn Screening Program

Commissioner Highlights Screening

During the annual meeting of the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium (CJFHC) in Monroe, Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd highlighted a $1.6 million increase in the proposed state budget for the Department's Newborn Screening program, a $25 million program which tests more than 100,000 babies born in New Jersey each year for more than 50 life-threatening disorders. The gathering was attended by 200 doctors, nurses and maternal and child health professionals.  Pictured from left are: Robin D'Oria, CJFHC executive director, Commissioner O'Dowd and Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long.