Protecting Public Health

Mass emergencies from natural or man-made events may occur quickly and without warning. To ensure that the county is prepared to deal with such situations, we constantly work to obtain new safety resources and updated training for our employees.

Local Is Hopeful

With Washington not showing much leadership these days, states defaulting, and big companies laying off, we may all soon be relying much more on our local economies and communities to get us through hard times.

Good News For Women’s Health And Pocketbooks

The Institute of Medicine, an independent panel of doctors and health experts, has just recommended that insurance companies be told to stop charging co-pays for contraception and several other types of women’s preventive health care in any new health plans. Ending those extra out-of-pocket insurance charges will be good for women’s health and good for women’s pocketbooks.

NJ Failing The Moral Test

Hubert Humphrey once said “that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”