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. Tueday-Thursday by appointment
Please call the Health Department to schedule an appointment
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 once a month 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.
An appointment must be made with the nurse. Call 973-728-2726
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING PROGRAMS:
Screenings: Blood Pressure Monitoring
SMAC Blood Testing - Spring
Tuberculin Skin Testing (PPD or Mantoux)
SENIOR CITIZEN HEALTH
Alcohol, Smoking and Drug Cessation
Counseling and Education Referrals
Safety for children
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE INVESTIGATION