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These are blog posts containing public information – health notices, facts about a current event, or an invitation to participate in an upcoming event.

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 Healthier JC Mini Grantees!

2019-08-20T11:47:51+00:00July 10th, 2019|

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop just sent out this press release about our 2019 Culture of Health Mini-Grantees! Congratulations to you all, and we look forward to featuring you on this very blog in the near future!!! PARTNERSHIP FOR A HEALTHIER JERSEY CITY ANNOUNCES 2019 CULTURE OF HEALTH MINI-GRANT AWARDEES JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Partnership for a Healthier Jersey City, an Office within the Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services, are proud to announce the complete list of 2019 Culture of Health Mini-Grantees. This year’s grant recipients are part of the largest ever group of awardees, with a total grant funding of nearly $100,000. The 2019 Culture of Health Mini-Grants are the final major expenditure of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture [...]

Jersey City will shine on June 20—World Refugee Day

2019-06-17T12:08:34+00:00May 30th, 2019|

By Mike McLean, Immigrant Affairs Division Director World Refugee Day will not only show who we are, but what we can become. As millions around the globe recognize World Refugee Day, Jersey City will shine on June 20, showcasing community action, public and non-profit partnerships, and the resilience of our newest refugee and asylee neighbors. • The Division of Immigrant Affairs will publish a comprehensive study of refugee and asylee resettlement in Jersey City. Conducted by Church World Service, the report informs how our collaborative public health strategy can better address short-term resettlement needs to ensure long-term citywide gains. According to the New American Economy, refugees make enormous economic contributions, become citizens, and consistently engage in democracy. • Mayor Steven M. Fulop will sign a Mayoral Proclamation on Jersey City’s [...]

4th Annual Keep Jersey City Beautiful Day: A Recap!

2019-05-24T10:33:34+00:00May 22nd, 2019|

On Saturday, April 13th, Jersey City celebrated the fourth annual “Keep Jersey City Beautiful Day.” Each year, this day brings thousands of Jersey City residents together to focus on litter reduction, recycling, greening initiatives, and neighborhood beautification. Clean up activities took place across the City, including at Adopt-A-Lot (AAL) community gardens. This program allows residents to transform vacant City-owned properties into community gardens. During Keep Jersey City Beautiful Day, AAL gardens held open hours for the public to stop by, learn how to become a member, and get their hands in the soil. Riverview Community Garden is one of Jersey City's longest-running Adopt-a-Lot Gardens For more information on how to become a member or volunteer, contact Carena Miles, Healthy Food Access Coordinator, at 201-547-5289. Make sure to visit [...]

All About: Mental Health First Aid!

2019-05-22T11:10:32+00:00May 22nd, 2019|

Imagine you are in your local grocery store, and you see a fellow shopper who appears to have trouble breathing. She cannot seem to catch her breath, looks troubled and scared. What do you do? Call 9-1-1? Keep Shopping? Alert another shopper? Ask her if she needs help? This is a disturbing situation, and one that can happen almost anywhere. There is help available. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a wonderful resource that can help provide answers. What is Mental Health First Aid? Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, helping the public identify, [...]

Convening on Violence Prevention

2019-05-09T15:50:54+00:00May 9th, 2019|

Mayor Fulop announces the formation of a Violence Prevention Task Force When people say “there is an epidemic of violence,” they recognize that violence is like a contagious disease. As such, public health strategies are effective ways to treat and prevent violence in ways that law enforcement cannot. On May 8, Mayor Steven Fulop announced an executive order establishing a Violence Prevention Task Force to develop a community and health-based plan to reduce violent deaths and injuries in Jersey City. “Violence has terrible effects on individuals and communities,” Mayor Fulop said. “No level of violence is acceptable in our community.” The executive order was signed as part of a gathering of people and organizations involved in violence prevention work in Jersey City. In addition to Mayor Fulop’s announcement [...]

An Array of City-Issued Licenses and Renewals Are Now Available ONLINE

2019-01-18T12:28:08+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

As part of an effort to provide better customer service and more convenience for residents, the Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is rolling out online licensing for the first time ever. As part of today’s roll-out of online licensing, the Licensing Bureau will be offering renewals of Class A, B, C, and D food licenses. Renewals for Child Care Centers and Tattoo Parlors are also available online starting today.  New food establishments or establishments under new ownership will still have to come to HHS offices at the Martin Luther King Jr. City Hall Annex in person to receive their initial license. Mobile food vendors (food trucks) must return to HHS annually for inspections and renewals of their licenses. Also starting today, dog licenses and vending machine [...]