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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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Commemorating Black Breastfeeding Week

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey commemorated Black Breastfeeding Week, August 25 – 31, with screenings of “Chocolate Milk: The Documentary” in Paterson and Jersey City.  Filmmaker Elizabeth Bayne seeks to answer the longstanding question of why more African-American women are not breastfeeding through the narratives of three women: a […] Read More »

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Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation to Protect Maternal & Child Health

May 9, 2019  On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to support and improve maternal and child health in the state of New Jersey. Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and First Lady Tammy Murphy joined the conversation and spoke about ensuring equity in obstetric and pediatric care. Melinated Moms Founder Jaye Wilson provided opening remarks on the impact of health […] Read More »

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Maternal Health Awareness Day Activities

Dr. Andrew Rubenstein and Ilise Zimmerman attended the Maternal Health Awareness Day for Hospital Systems Executives and Clinical Leaders at Cooper University Health Care today. First Lady Tammy Murphy and Commissioner Shereef Elnahal welcomed the Hospital CEO’s, OB/GYN Chairs and Maternal Child Health stakeholders. Read More »

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Partnership Representatives Testify on Community-Based Care

Carolyn DeBoer and Dr. Andrew Rubenstein testify before a joint meeting of the New Jersey Assembly Human Services and Women and Children Committees on best practices and the benefits of community-based solutions. Read More »

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Initiative to Reduce Infant Mortality

On December 6, 2018, Paterson Mayor André Sayegh and his wife Farhanna joined the Partnership and their collaborators in celebrating the new Healthy Women, Healthy Families Initiative to reduce infant mortality in Paterson.

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