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NJDOH Recognizes National Health Center Week !

NJDOH Recognizes National Health Center Week !

As part of National Health Center Week, the New Jersey Department of Health is celebrating the care community health centers provide in 1.8 million visits with 530,000 patients around the state in more than 100 locations. Department staff will be attending events throughout the week to emphasize the importance of health centers.

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VNACJ Opens First LGBTQ Health Center in Shore Area

In collaboration with the Prevention Resource Network , the Visiting Nurses Association has opened the shore area’s first LQBTQ+ Health Center. VNACJ LGBTQ+ Health Center provides an array of comprehensive care and wellness programs in a safe, culturally competent environment.



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To recognize the exemplary work being done to improve health outcomes in New Jersey, the DOH has created the Public Health Innovators Awards. This month,in conjuction with National Health Center Week, we are highlighting the innovative work of some of New Jersey's Federally Qualified Health Centers.



Monmouth Family Health Center

The Monmouth Family Health Center in collaboration with the Pollak Clinic of the Monmouth Medical Center implemented a mental health/substance abuse program to enhance communication between clinical social workers and clinical addiction counselors . The program helps to ensure that all information related to the diagnosis and treatment of the patient's mental health/substance abuse problems becomes part of the continuum of care.

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers

In collaboration with the Insurgo Project and Burlington City High School, SJFMC created the SJFMC Farmacy Program to fuse food justice, social entrepreneurialism and civic leadership . SJFMC launched it's first learning garden at Burlington City Health Center last year!




Saint James Health

Essex county is one of the leading counties with residents diagnosed with diabetes. To combat the problem Saint James Health started a monthly diabetes support group. This group has brought together community partners and clinicians to provide educational and supportive needs for patients diagnosed or at risk of being diagnosed with diabetes.



Last Reviewed: 8/10/2018