Co-authored by Maryanne Kelleher, Director, Partnership for a HealthierJC & Mike McLean, Immigrant Affairs Division Director The Covid-19 pandemic is an historic threat to public health, and Jersey City Health & Human Services has worked tirelessly to defend the most vulnerable and ensure equitable access to services for all. We are forever indebted to the City employees and community partners who sacrificed, saved lives, and worked for a Healthier Jersey City. Let’s take a look back at the first 100 days of response, made possible with strong partnerships and a resilient Jersey City community. Evidenced Commitment to Test and Eliminate Spread In the first 100 days, Jersey City acted quickly to launch its own testing, resulting in more than 31,000 free nasal swab and antibody tests conducted at a variety [...]
Jersey City Health & Human Services, Division of Food & Nutrition rolls out new Smoothie Bike & has residents pedaling towards nutrition
Have you ever consider the amazing benefits trees provide to our quality of life? Aside from quietly coexisting with our urban environment, our leafy neighbors are essential systems that are important not only for our environment but also for the health and well-being of its inhabitants.
The mandate for all Federally Funded Housing Developments to be smoke free is nearing its deadline. The mandate goes into effect on July 31, 2018. Most Federal, State and Local offices have already implemented smoke free policies, as well as, eliminating designated smoking areas.
Welcome to the healthierJC website. Each month we hope touse this blog to bring you information that makes your journey to health easier, more successful and with a little fun thrown in. We want our friends, families, neighbors and all in our community to understand how small changes and some help from your healthierJC partners can make a big difference in how you feel every day.
Falls represent a major health concern for many older adults. Falls can have a significant impact on overall health of the older population, including possible complications such as developing pneumonia or bedsores and reducing the ability to remain independent.