STATE—New Jersey has been awarded nearly $40 million in federal funding to enhance efforts on a state and local level to respond to H1N1 influenza this fall, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard announced Tuesday.
SCOTCH PLAINS – The works of photographer Sheilia Lenga of Union, seen in “The Heron,” and those of other members of the Contemporary Art Group will be exhibited at the South Avenue Gallery beginning Sept. 29.
SCOTCH PLAINS – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two special programs on breast cancer will be held at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Researchers at the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), part of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, are concerned that children from poor and low-income families are being left out of the national conversation about health care reform.
ELIZABETH – Trinitas Regional Medical Center and the National Kidney Foundation’s Greater New York Chapter will offer a Kidney Early Evaluation Program on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
LIVINGSTON — Saint Barnabas Medical Center has announced the schedule of community programs, education classes and support groups for October 2009.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County recently unveiled a program to provide ways for residents to safely dispose of home-generated medical waste such as needles syringes and lancets.
RAHWAY— Rahway native Christine Komoroski-McCohnell recently published a memoir reflecting on living and growing up to adulthood with Cerebral Palsy.
ELIZABETH—Jefferson Park Ministries, Inc. has been awarded a three year, $250,000 grant to support their “Santé Pour Tous/Health for All” project, which promotes health literacy among Haitian immigrants in Union County. The grant was awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its New Jersey Health Initiatives program.
PISCATAWAY – Middlesex County Freeholder Ronald G. Rios and Piscataway Township Mayor Brian C. Wahler have announced that the township will contract with the Middlesex County Public Health Department to provide public health services to township residents.