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These programs are for health care professionals only. For information on continuing education credits, please contact Sarah Muller-Robbins, RN, MPH, IBCLC, ICCE, Director of Education at 973-268-2280 Ext. 100 or use this form.

Women’s Health: Health Disparities, Cancer Prevention, Cervical Cancer, & HPV

Thursday, September 23, 2021
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Partnership’s HPV and Cancer Prevention Initiative is thrilled to present guest speaker Tamika Felder and this presentation which focuses on the importance of HPV vaccination as a prevention method for HPV-related cancers, ways to prevent cervical cancer in women, and health disparities among the African-American community. Tamika Felder is an award-winning television producer and host, international keynote speaker, author and patient advocate. After a diagnosis of cervical cancer in 2001 at the age of 25, Tamika decided to use her experience and her voice to help educate other women about ways to prevent cervical cancer.   Ms. Felder will discuss the impact of HPV infection, cervical cancer, cancer prevention, and health disparities on women’s health.  This session will provide the attendees with tools to implement changes in their practice to encourage HPV screenings and prevent cancer.

Tamika Felder is a women’s health advocate, educator, mobilizer, author, and the Chief Visionary at Cervivor, a nonprofit dedicated to cervical cancer advocacy and support.  Tamika currently serves on the board of the Global Coalition Against Cervical Cancer, on the steering committee of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, and the host/MC and keynote speaker of the Texas Oncology Foundation’s “Survive and Thrive” Symposium series across the state of Texas. She has served on a Presidential Cancer Panel, on the board of the Ulman Cancer Foundation for Young Adults, as a survivor spokesperson for the LIVESTRONG Foundation, and as a patient advocate member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee – Cervical Task Force. Her current production work includes launching a lifestyle podcast and filming a documentary about cervical cancer, the women living with it, and the vaccine to prevent it.

This program is generously provided by the Whitehill Foundation.

For information about continuing education credits, please contact Sarah Muller-Robbins, Director of Education, at srobbins@pmch.org.

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The Essex County Black Infant and Maternal
Mortality Task Force Presents:
Why are Black Mothers
and Babies Dying?
Addressing A Double Pandemic: COVID-19 and Systemic Racism

Pre-Conference Lunch Session:
Advancing Birth Justice: Understanding Root Causes of Black Maternal Health Outcomes
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST

Dr. Joia Crear Perry, President of the National Birth Equity Collective, will share a national perspective on addressing Black infant and maternal mortality.

This meeting is open to the community not just to healthcare professionals. Continuing education credits will not be offered.
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Evening Conference:
Roundtable and Feature Presentations

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Expert panelists and speakers will discuss the impact of systemic racism and implicit bias on the health of Black mothers and babies and outline concrete action steps to ensure safe births in Essex County. 

This meeting is open to the community not just to healthcare professionals. Continuing education credits will not be offered.

Flu Action Kick-Off Meeting

Tuesday, October 5
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

At the event, we will be unveiling our refreshed social media shareables and hosting a presentation by award-winning writer and speaker, Carlos Velazquez, MA.

Mr. Velazquez has worked with the CDC and internationally in public health promotion and advocacy in various initiatives, including flu vaccine promotion and social messaging. Learn more information about Mr. Velazquez here.
This meeting is open to the community not just to healthcare professionals. Continuing education credits will not be offered.

Wednesday Afternoons in October

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. The trauma of miscarriage and perinatal loss impacts all family members; mothers, fathers, partners, siblings, and the unborn baby. The pregnancy that follows becomes a complex journey that carries grief for a deceased baby alongside the struggle to attach to a new unborn sibling.

This educational series provides tools and tips for nurses, physicians, social workers, and other healthcare professionals to help prevent fetal loss and support parents who experience the loss of a baby.

Learn More and Register

On-Demand Professional Education

View our archived webinars for professionals here.


Ballin’ with the FELLAS presents…
The FELLAS vs Newark Community Street Team Basketball Game Resource Fair

Saturday, September 18, 2021
11:00 AM -2:00 PM
Rowley Park-106 Walnut St. East Orange

Cheer on the FELLAS, play some ball, and get connected to free community resources.  We invite community non-profit partners to join us.  To become a vendor, call 973-704-1421.

View event flyer.

A big thank you to the East Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs for supporting this event.

Ballin’ with the FELLAS Weekly Pick-Up Game

Come play ball with the FELLAS and learn more about the fatherhood program.  Each week, the FELLAS team will be at a different Essex County basketball court.  Register for updates below:

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Irvington Family Fun Resource Fair

Sunday, September 19, 2021
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
40-50 Union Ave, Irvington, NJ

Join our Irvington Family Development Center for resources and family fun outdoors. Don’t miss the games, raffles, and music. Mask and social distancing are required during the event. COVID-19 vaccines will be also available. Questions? Contact: 973-372-4353.

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Saturday, September 23, 2021
6:30 PM -8:00 PM

The Healthy Women, Healthy Families Breastfeeding Program will be hosting an open meeting for anyone interested in attending. The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom and our guest host is Vita Bruno, SNAP ED nutrition educator
nutrition educator. She’ll offer information on healthier eating, reading nutrition labels, getting active, how to shop for healthier foods and more.

View event flyer.

Register here.

View our Spanish language events and resources here.

Volunteer Opportunity
We’re recruiting volunteer ambassadors for Trusted Links! Join us for one of our monthly online training sessions to gain professional skills and learn more about how you can empower your community. This program is open to Black women of child-bearing age living or going to school in northern New Jersey. See program details and get involved.

Support Groups
We offer an array of support group opportunities for women and families. Learn more.

Family Support Programs
Our family support and home visitation programs are operational and accepting referrals. Using tele-health and other virtual tools, we continue to connect with and support expectant and new mothers and their families.

Community-based organizations and health care providers can make referrals to Healthy Families, the Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, the Early Childhood Specialist Initiative, and Healthy Women Healthy Families. 

Call Central Intake and get connected:

Bergen/Passaic:    973-942-3630
Hudson/Union:    201-876-8900 x 221
Morris:                   973-620-9711

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