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Trusted Links Celebrates Advocates

On Friday, December 13, the Partnership recognized advocates from the Trusted Links program.  Generously supported by a grant from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Trusted Links is a program that recruits and trains community advocates to lead discussions about reproductive health and empower other women. While the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. has […] Read More »

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Engaging Professionals: December Education Wrap-Up

The Partnership is ending the year strong! Here’s a recap of our recent professional events. EMIC Meeting December’s Essex Metro Immunization Coalition (EMIC) quarterly meeting coincided with National Influenza Vaccination Week, and highlighted the urgent need for everyone six months and older to receive the annual shot. Jennifer Miller, an advocate and board member for […] Read More »

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CenteringPregnancy® Launches in Jersey City

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Alliance Community Healthcare and the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey kicked off CenteringPregnancy®. The program, created by the Centering Healthcare Institute, is designed to improve health outcomes for pregnant women through connection with other expectant mothers. Through the New Jersey Department of Health’s Healthy Women Healthy Families […] Read More »

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“Equity Begins Before Birth” at New Jersey City University

On Tuesday, November 19, students from the Health Planning class at New Jersey City University hosted “Equity Begins Before Birth”, a health education presentation session.  The project was the culmination of a semester-long focus on health equity and racial disparities in maternal & infant health led by Dr. Erin K. O’Neill.  When compared to Caucasians, […] Read More »

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Maternal Health Symposium Promotes Collaboration

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, the national maternal mortality rate has more than doubled since 1988. In an effort to mobilize collective efforts to address this urgent health crisis, 300 health care professionals gathered on November 1 at the Clinton Inn in Tenafly for the 2nd Annual Maternal Health […] Read More »

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Preventing Cancer and Saving Lives

In 2018, an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States and 609,640 people died from the disease, as noted by the National Institutes of Health. While many types of cancers aren’t preventable, in 2006, a vaccine to prevent cancers related to the human papillomavirus (HPV) was approved for use in […] Read More »

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Partnership Programs Recognized at Annual Conference

The American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Expo recognized the outstanding work of Partnership community initiatives. This preeminent conference, held earlier this month in Philadelphia, brings together nearly 13,000 public health professionals from across the U.S. and the world annually to share best practices. The Partnership was well-represented with academic posters, oral presentations, and […] Read More »

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“Ladies That Give a Hoot” Honors Partnership Program

On Wednesday, September 25, the United Way of Greater Union County hosted “Ladies That Give a Hoot” at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains. The inaugural dinner honored prominent leaders and raised funds for the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) in Hudson and Union Counties. This innovative program supported by the United Way and implemented by […] Read More »

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Video Series Brings Cancer Prevention into Focus

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Health released a series of public education videos to alert the public about the danger of HPV and the opportunity for prevention of HPV-related cancers by immunization. Almost everyone will be exposed to HPV in their lifetime, but […] Read More »

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