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Videos - Zika Conference: Public Health Updates and Resources for New Jersey Communities

July 17, 2017
On May 17th, NJACCHO in collaboration with the NJDOH presented the program "Zika Conference: Public Health Updates and Resources for New Jersey Communities," at the Palace at Somerset Park.  More than 200 participants joined from local health departments, Mosquito Control agencies, academia and health care organizations. You can view excerpt from the program below: NJDOH Commissioner Bennett Opening Remarks NJDEP Commissioner Martin Opening Remarks Keynote Address - Dr. Emilio Dirlikov, CDC  

NJACCHO Bestows it's Highest Honor to Mark Robson

December 30, 2016
On November 16, 2016, Mark Robson, PhD, MPH, DrPH, was awarded the Frank J. Osborne Award for Meritorious Achievement in Public Health.   While Dr. Robson was unable to physically receive his award during the League of Municipalities event, this will occur at the next NJACCHO General Membership meeting, scheduled for February 16, 2017.  For a full description of Dr. Robson’s career achievements in Public Health, please click here. For a full list of previous Osborne Award winners, please visit

Advocacy Program Materials - 5/19/16

July 14, 2016
On May 19, 2016, the Public Health Associations' Collaborative Effort (PHACE) hosted the program "How Do We Advocate to Improve Health."  This program combined educational opportunities with skill building, interactive breakout sessions for members of the public health community and beyond. Below you will find some of the materials from the program: To view the morning portion of the program, please click here. For further program resources, please view the presentations from our morning panelists below:
    1. Vicki Bass, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) - Educating, Advocating and Lobbying - Impacts from Local to Federal
    2. Meryl Weitz, Family Health Initiatives - Incorporating Advocacy into Public Health Programming
    3. Kerri McGowan Lowrey, Public Health Law Network - Doing Public Health in New Jersey: Lawmaking, Advocating and Lobbying

Zika Virus Workshop- Program Material

June 21, 2016
Resources: -        CDC Summary of Interim Response Plan for Zika -        CDC Draft Interim Response Plan for Zika -        CDC Zika Action Plan Guidelines -        ASPR/TRACIE Zika: Resources at Your Fingertips -        Additional Zika Links - Rutgers Center for Vector Biology -       New Jersey Mosquito Biologists Group Resources - Rutgers Center for Vector Biology  
A special thank you to all the speakers who participated in the June 22, 2016 program, both in person and via web conferencing.  Below you will find links to the presentations: CDC – An Overview for Local Health Departments (Dr. Amy Valderrama) Zika and the Aedes Vector in New Jersey (Scott Crans) Panel Discussion 1 – The Disease Zika Epidemiology (Kara McGinnis) Clinical Laboratory (Nelson Delgado, PhD) Panel Discussion 3 – The Response (Tom Slater, Suzanne Miro, Nicole Mulvaney, Bob Considine, Joseph Sweatlock, PhD) NACCHO – Perspective for LHDs (Oscar Alleyne)
Afternoon Breakout Session Overview: The afternoon breakout sessions offered an opportunity for planning and brainstorming discussions on a regional basis.  The PHEP work group reports are available here.

Public Health Accreditation in NJ in the News

January 6, 2016
The Gaining Ground Initiative in New Jersey has worked hard over the last two years to continue to offer support for local health departments working towards Accreditation.  A full recap of the effort, along with the growing accomplishments is outlined in the January 2016 issue of New Jersey Municipalities.  To view the full article, click here.

Gaining Ground Workshop Resources

December 14, 2014
For more resources related to the Gaining Ground initiative, please visit the Resources page.