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PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING DIVISION 
Phone - 973-728-2725/26
Fax - 973-728-2723
Michael J. Hodges, Health Officer 
Paula Edelstein, Sr. Public Health Nurse, RN, BSN
Kristina Timmins, Public Health Nurse, RN, BSN
Joann May, Sr. Clerk Typist

Lillian Wald (1867 - 1940) first used the phrase "public health nurse" in 1883 for nurses who worked outside of the hospital in the community.  Ms. Wald worked as a public health nurse in the tenement community located in the lower East Side, NYC.  It was there Ms. Wald founded the Henry Street Settlement House
where she lived and worked.  Ms. Wald and her colleagues taught health hygiene, practiced home nursing and developed health initiatives.  Some of the initiatives included the creating of a playground behind the Henry Street Settlement House for the children living in tenements. 

Another initiative realized by Wald was the utilization of the public school system to make effective health changes in children for their future. By 1912, Public health nurses started to see the impact of the health of those they visited.  Wald and her colleagues realized professional standards were needed and started the National Organization of Public Nurses of which Wald was the president. 

"PREVENTION IS OUR INTENTION"

Office Hours  are 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. most days
Please call the Health Department to schedule appointments
Monday through Friday


CHILDREN'S SERVICES:
NJ Childcare Immunization Requirements
NJ School Immunization Requirements
Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
Non-Public School Health Services

The Nursing Div. provides knowledge & support to parents and guardians during  a child's formative years.
The focus of our care is prevention. 

Children's services which include Childcare Health Conferences are usually held twice a month during the morning hours in the nurse's office in the Township Municipal Building.  The guideline for those individuals interested in our program is based on NJ Kidcare financial criteria.  A chart is available at the health dept. 

If your child does not have medical insurance, has medical insurance that does not cover baby well care and/immunizations, our clinic can help. Flu and pneumonia vaccine is available at the clinics by appointment only. Childcare counseling is available and home care visits are also available for special needs.
An appointment must be made with the nurses. Call 973-728-2725

Lead Screening Blood Test is free for all children from 6 months to age 5 with appointment.

Adolescent Immunization is available for MMR or Hepatitis B vaccine series. 
Purchase vaccine at time of registration.

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING PROGRAMS:

ADULT SERVICES:
Screenings: Blood Pressure Monitoring - Female Cancer Screen -Male Cancer Screen - Skin Cancer Screen
Nutritional Counseling
SMAC Blood Testing - Spring and Fall
Immunizations - Hepatitis, Tetanus, MMR, Flu and Pneumonia
Tuberculosis Control Program
Tuberculin Skin Testing (PPD or Mantoux)

SENIOR CITIZEN HEALTH
Diabetes Screen and Education Program
    (includes foot and eye screen, glucose, BP. and fat analysis)
Ear Wax Removal and Hearing Clinics
Influenza Immunization 
Heart Disease Prevention Stroke Program
Osteoporosis Screen
Peripheral Vascular Disease Screen
Homebound Senior Public Health Nurse Visits

HEALTH EDUCATION:
Alcohol, Smoking and Drug Cessation
Anxiety and Stress Program
Counseling and Education Referrals
Safety for children
Website Resources for Seniors


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