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FELLAS Empowers Essex County Fathers

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey is launching a new initiative to support fathers in Essex County. FELLAS – Fathers Empowered to Learn, Lead, and Achieve Success – engages fathers to strengthen parenting skills, promote healthy relationships, and increase economic stability through employment training and support.   “The Partnership may be […] Read More »

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Meet Mariekarl Vilceus-Talty, our New President and CEO

On February 1, 2021, Mariekarl Vilceus-Talty, MA, BSN, joined the Partnership as the new President and CEO following Ilise Zimmerman’s retirement. Let’s get to know Mariekarl and her vision for the Partnership’s next chapter. Congratulations on your appointment! This position is new for you, but you’ve been a long-time supporter and Board Trustee.  What motivated […] Read More »

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The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health Appoints New President and CEO

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey appointed a new President and CEO. Mariekarl Vilceus-Talty, MA, BSN, will succeed Ilise Zimmerman, MPH, MS, who announced her retirement after 28 years of outstanding service to the organization. Ms. Vilceus-Talty is a seasoned healthcare professional with over 20 years of direct nursing and […] Read More »


Resources for Families Coping with Perinatal and Infant Loss

Miscarriage, perinatal loss, or the death of an infant is devastating for families.  Coping with loss can be isolating and it can be difficult to find support.  We’ve compiled resources to help families grieve and connect during this difficult time. Featured Resources: Hope for Healing: A Guide to Depression After Pregnancy and Infant Loss Available […] Read More »

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COVID-19 Funding Opportunity for Community-Based Organizations

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) – MINI-GRANT APPLICATION EXPANSION EPIDEMIOLOGY AND LABORATORY CAPACITY (ELC) GRANT The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, a regional grantee of the NJ Department of Health, will fund Community Based Organizations (CBOs) including, but not limited to, civic and social organizations, food banks, faith-based organizations, etc. to […] Read More »

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“2 Protects 2” Promotes Vaccinations During Pregnancy

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey and Families Fighting Flu are pleased to announce a new educational campaign. The 2 Protects 2 campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of the flu and whooping cough vaccinations during pregnancy. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a 2020 study* noted […] Read More »

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The Power to Protect New Jersey

Every year, influenza flu viruses send thousands of New Jersey residents to seek medical care, with some requiring hospitalizations and tragically dying. While we have made progress in reducing the transmission of COVID-19 in NJ, there is substantial concern this flu season of once again straining our health care systems and seeing unprecedented respiratory illness […] Read More »

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Kits for Kids

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health to announce our new “Kits for Kids” program. As part of our Smart Choices for a Healthy Life initiative, the Partnership will distribute 2,500 free kits to school-aged children throughout local hospitals and clinics in northern New Jersey. Information and activities provided in the kits will teach children […] Read More »

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A Message from Our Board Chair

After 28 years of leadership, Ilise Zimmerman plans to retire from her position as the President and CEO of the Partnership. Ilise will remain in her position through the end of this year. On behalf of our Board of Trustees, I want to publicly thank Ilise for her energy, passion, and integrity. Ilise is the […] Read More »

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