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Normal topic [GRANT/FUNDING] Sustainable Design Assessment Teams RFP

This is a great way to think about Health in all Policies!

DEADLINE: November 22: Sustainable Design Assessment Teams RFP
The SDAT program is based on the AIA’s goal of helping communities create a sustainable relationship between humans, the natural...
by Concetta Polonsky » Friday, September 20, 2013 - 3:53pm

by Concetta Polonsky
Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:29pm
Normal topic [GRANT/FUNDING] Funding for cities Register by 9/23/13

To enable 100 cities to better address the increasing shocks and stresses of the 21st century, The Rockefeller Foundation has launched the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge. One hundred cities from across the globe will be selected to receive technical support and...
by Concetta Polonsky » Friday, September 20, 2013 - 3:45pm

by Concetta Polonsky
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 3:45pm
Normal topic [GRANT/FUNDING] $5m in Post-Sandy Planning Grants Available

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced that it would make $5 million in grants available to support long-range planning initiatives in counties and municipalities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The money comes from the federal Community Development Block Grant -...
by Concetta Polonsky » Friday, June 21, 2013 - 4:54pm

by Concetta Polonsky
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 4:54pm
Normal topic Municipal-County Medical Needs Shelter Documents

A template has been developed to assist county and municipal governments in the development of a Medical Needs Shelter (MNS) Standard Operating Guideline (SOG). It serves as a tool to help emergency managers establish the framework and procedures for effective management...
by Karen Erstfeld » Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 3:48pm

1 by Robert Roe
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 4:07pm
Normal topic [GRANT/FUNDING] Two Funding opportunities - July deadlines

Two grants available:

Funding Opportunity 1:
Grants Available for Improved Child Recreation, Outdoor Play

Purpose: These private grants encourage communities to improve opportunities for childhood recreation.

Private Funder: KaBOOM!; Opportunity:...
by Concetta Polonsky » Monday, June 17, 2013 - 10:29am

by Concetta Polonsky
Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:30am
Normal topic [GRANT/FUNDING] Sustainable NJ grants Due Aug 4, 2013

In 2013 the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants program will have two grant funding cycles. The first application cycle funded by Walmart will award $380,000 in grant funding. The application package for the second 2013 grant cycle for $200,000 will be released at the end of...
by Concetta Polonsky » Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 11:51am

by Concetta Polonsky
Thu, 06/13/2013 - 11:52am
Normal topic Public Health Toolkits for Pertussis and Norovirus

Burlington County Health Department has developed toolkits for Pertussis and Norovirus, with the goals of assisting staff workflow and increasing cross-training of MRC volunteers to assist with Communicable Disease Investigations. Toolkits for Pertussis for schools and...
by Karen Erstfeld » Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 2:50pm

by Karen Erstfeld
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 2:50pm
Normal topic NJ Statewide Health-Focused Hazard and Vulnerability Assessment 2012

In 2012 New Jersey produced its first all-encompassing health-focused Hazard and Vulnerability Assessment (HVA). This assessment provided for the broadest possible definition of health (including, but not limited to, medical health, public health, mental health, and other...
by Karen Erstfeld » Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 1:35pm

by Karen Erstfeld
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 1:43pm
Normal topic Asthma

A few people have asked about this asthma awareness program from last year - "Addressing Asthma in NJ" ... posting the link for reference!

http://ophp.umdnj.edu/njphtc/AP_-_Chronic_Disease....
by Colleen McKay W... » Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 10:20am

1 by Linda Brown
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:11am
Normal topic Health Education materials for Bed Bug inquiries

Have a problem with Bed Bugs?

Take a look at the NJLMN Library under 'Conferences/ Course Materials' and you will find great information that you can use in your community to educate people about bed bugs- what to look for, where you would find them, and...
by Candice Davenport » Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 1:34pm

by Candice Davenport
Wed, 05/08/2013 - 1:34pm
Normal topic Powerpoints from NJACCHO 4/18/2013 Program.

Many people asked for the presenters' powerpoints from the NJACCHO April Program, "Creating Public Health Sustainability through Claims Management Reimbursement for Public Health Services". I have attached all four powerpoints below.


by Lisa Gulla » Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 3:02pm
by Lisa Gulla
Thu, 04/25/2013 - 3:02pm
Normal topic The Value of a Good Internship Program

If your office is like mine, there is a steady interest from local college students in completing internship and/or other volunteer hours within the Department. With Edison being close to several schools with growing Public Health programs, the demand far outweighs the...
by Linda Brown » Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 11:50am

1 by Lisa Gulla
Thu, 04/25/2013 - 2:38pm
Normal topic *NEW* Local Health Report 2013

Get the latest on the New Jersey Local Health Report for 2013.

The March 7, 2013 NJDoH/Rutgers webinar presentation introducing the 2013 Local Health Report is attached below.

You can download the PREVIEW version (Excel file) of the 2013 Local Health Report at...
by Natalie Pawlenko » Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 11:15am

2 by Emily Carey Per...
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:56pm
Normal topic [GRANT/FUNDING] $25,000 for communities doing great work

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Roadmaps to Health Prize is awarded annually to honor outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success...
by Concetta Polonsky » Monday, April 1, 2013 - 9:43am

by Concetta Polonsky
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 9:43am
Normal topic [GRANT/FUNDING] Green rebuilding project

CITIZEN SANDY: Submit your green rebuilding idea or nominate someone you know who has an idea for a green, rebuilding project that can help make their neighborhood more resilient and help speed a sustainable recovery -- for a chance to win $5,000 and runners-up get $1500...
by Concetta Polonsky » Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 1:00pm

by Concetta Polonsky
Tue, 03/26/2013 - 1:00pm
Normal topic [GRANT/FUNDING] CDC grant to promote immunizations

Working through targeted stakeholders, including WIC staff, coalitions, stakeholders and parents, the awardee will increase accurate information on social media and will educate WIC staff about vaccine recommendation and best practices. These activities will in the long...
by Concetta Polonsky » Monday, March 25, 2013 - 12:36pm

by Concetta Polonsky
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 11:55am
Normal topic [GRANT/ FUNDING] Provided by the NJ Prevention Network

There are many funding opportunities that exist and NJ folks can take advantage of. It would be great to share opportunities here and create ways of partnering by sharing your intent to submit an application. If we could partner rather than compete for funding in NJ, then...
by Concetta Polonsky » Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 4:32pm

1 by Concetta Polonsky
Mon, 03/25/2013 - 11:59am
Normal topic Retail Food Owner/Operator Satisfaction Survey and Food Safety Training Manual

Morris County Public Health Partnership developed a 'Food Handlers Safety Manual' and satisfaction survey for Risk Type 2 and Type 3 food establishments, which are now used as part of a training and quality improvement process.

They improved their process...
by PETER CORREALE » Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 2:55pm

1 by Chris Poulsen
Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:26am
Normal topic [UMDNJ-SPH]: The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act: An Update March 14, 2013

Continue the Dialogue - Continue the Learning! Watch for presentation by Dr. Monheit: The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act: An Update. This space will be available after the seminar to continue to share your thoughts / comments, and/or questions.


by Colleen McKay W... » Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 12:03pm
1 by Colleen McKay W...
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 1:29pm
Normal topic FRI-QI Continous Quality Improvement approach that works for local health department staff

WHY YOUR STAFF WILL THANK YOU WHEN YOU IMPLEMENT THIS IN YOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY: Freehold health department has discovered that regular weekly AM meetings with entire staff helps them make measurable progress on projects, staff members know what each other is working on and...
by Margaret Jahn » Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 12:27pm

3 by Candice Davenport
Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:57pm
Normal topic Lead Poisoning - How to meet new CDC 5mg/dl guidelines

Did anyone else get an email from Healthy Homes asking for advice on how we can best meet the new CDC guidelines the call for blood leads to be less than 5mg/dl? My thinking is only through primary prevention can this goal be achieved. This may mean that whenver homes...
by Robert Roe » Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 4:29pm

1 by Candice Davenport
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 1:30pm
Normal topic Health Infrastructure Tabletop Exercise - Terror on the Bergen Express

This multi-stakeholder exercise held in Bergen County on 9-21-2012 involved the release of a nerve agent identified as VX which led to widespread casulaties. The exercise was broken into 3 modules which covered:(1) Incident Intel/ Information Sharing, Response, and...
by Carl Michaels » Friday, March 1, 2013 - 11:47am

by Carl Michaels
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 11:47am
Normal topic Communicable Disease Quarterly Report - Atlantic County Health Dept

Atlantic County has been compiling and distributing a county level Communicable Disease Quarterly Report for many years. The primary objective is to provide timely feedback to public health partners on issues related to communicable disease occurences within the county as...
by Carl Michaels » Friday, March 1, 2013 - 9:54am

by Carl Michaels
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 10:12am
Normal topic Flu Clinic Planning at Warp Speed

After the 2004 flu vaccine shortage and 2009 H1N1, Montgomery Health Department redesigned our flu clinics. We now use a series of templates & checklists (see attached) to organize and streamline the planning, marketing, and delivery of our clinics, and it's...
by Stephanie Carey » Friday, January 18, 2013 - 10:27am

3 by Candice Davenport
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 11:01am
Normal topic CDC Award Winning Emergency Preparedness Video

The Burlington County Health Department produced this CDC award winning preparedness video as a unique way to reach a different target audience in hopes of encouraging more people to be prepared for a disaster. The video did not cost anything to produce except staff time....
by Holly Cucuzzella » Friday, February 8, 2013 - 12:28pm

1 by Candice Davenport
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 9:34am
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