DOH confirms this summer’s first human case of eastern equine encephalitis

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Departments of Health, Environmental Protection and Agriculture are urging state residents to take precautions this summer to protect themselves from all mosquito-borne diseases, including eastern equine encephalitis, a rare virus transmitted to people and horses by the bite of an infected mosquito. The DOH has confirmed the first human […]

NJDOH encourages back-to-school vaccinations

TRENTON, NJ — With the start of the new school year approaching, the New Jersey Department of Health is encouraging parents to get the age-appropriate back-to-school vaccinations for their children before the school year begins. “August is National Immunization Month, which serves as a reminder to parents about the importance of getting their children vaccinated […]

Mark your calendar for good health

Mark your calendar for good health

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Take advantage of a free opportunity to reduce your risk of some health problems. The South Orange Health Department will hold its 13th annual Free Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Orange Fire House, 56 Sloan St. No-cost health screenings, informational tables […]

‘Wellness on Wheels’ van visits ShopRite of Newark

‘Wellness on Wheels’ van visits ShopRite of Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 10, ShopRite nutritionist Biancha Jackson hosted a series of health and wellness events in the parking lot of the ShopRite of Newark in conjunction with a visit from the RWJBarnabas “Wellness on Wheels” bus. Wellness on Wheels is a mobile greenhouse and cooking school designed to bring free nutrition education […]

Rutgers develops Cancer Health Justice Lab in Newark

Rutgers develops Cancer Health Justice Lab in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Cancer Health Justice Lab at the Rutgers School of Public Health has launched a series of educational programming on cancer information, prevention and treatment.  Run by Pamela Valera, assistant professor of urban-global public health, and students at the Rutgers School of Public Health, the multidisciplinary research lab is committed to addressing […]

DOI activities specialist wins award

DOI activities specialist wins award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pamela Oglesby, an activities specialist at Daughters of Israel in West Orange, received a 2019 Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey on July 15. From left are HFNJ Executive Director and CEO Marsha Atkind, Oglesby and HFNJ Chairwoman Beth Levithan.

Rachel Coalition social worker receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

Rachel Coalition social worker receives Humanism in Healthcare Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sabrina Stuart, a licensed clinical social worker with the Rachel Coalition, was selected as a recipient of the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award. Sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, this award recognizes the contributions of professionals who work in local direct service health care organizations. Those who are […]

NJ Dept. of Human Services names new Medicaid director

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Dept. of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced July 9 that Jennifer Langer Jacobs will lead New Jersey Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Programs, which together are known as NJ FamilyCare and provide affordable health care coverage to 1.7 million New Jersey residents, according to a press release.  Jacobs […]

Health insurance company opens in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Sosa Insurance Group held its grand opening at 450 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange on Friday, Oct. 12. The group offers plans insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co. and its affiliated companies. Since opening, the group has been busy meeting with seniors to discuss their Medicare plan options. Pictured at […]

Newark/Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force announced

NEWARK, NJ — Assistant Attorney Gen. Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced on Aug. 13 the formation of the Newark/Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a joint law enforcement effort that brings together the resources and expertise of the Health Care Fraud Unit in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, […]

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