News & Events

Zika Conference: Public Health Updates and Resources for New Jersey Communities - May 17th

April 19, 2017
NJACCHO in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) will be hosting a full day conference on Wednesday, May 17th at the Palace at Somerset Park.  This program will run from 9:00am - 3:30pm.  This conference is designed for participants to customize their experience through a variety of breakout sessions with ample time for questions. Participants will receive a resource kit, upon completion of the day. Applications for Public Health CE, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Nursing Credits have been filed. Registrations will be on a first come, first served bases.  Space is limited, so register early.  Registration deadline is May 5th. For full details and registration forms, please click here..

Health Impact Assessment Training - May 22, 2017

April 5, 2017
Rutgers University and the Planning Healthy Communities Initiative (PHCI) is running a low-cost HIA training workshop are running on May 22, 2017only $125! – that can earn you 5.0 CEs towards your REHS/HO license and/or 4.5 CHES/MCHES credits for certification renewal. If two or more of you register together, it’s only $95 per person. Health Impact Assessment is a national initiative that provides evidence-based recommendations aimed at enhancing positive health impacts in a community. The one-day workshop targets administration, planners, engineers, educators and other public health professionals – so even if it is something you may not have the ‘authority’ to implement directly, you can take back the principles and applicability to your professional colleagues.

NJACCHO General Session Meeting - April 21st

April 5, 2017
The New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials is conducting a discussion forum at the next General Membership Meeting Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:30am - 12:30pm, at the Middlesex County Fire Academy.  The meeting is COST FREE and forum discussion subjects involve pertinent issues of the field and activities within NJACCHO.  NJACCHO received requests from Health Officers to conduct a forum with the goal to enhance interagency communication and collaboration.  Please reserve your spot as soon as possible. For full program details, view the flyer here.. To register, please complete this registration form and return to info@njaccho.org by April 17th.

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 http://njaccho.org/about-njaccho/frank-j-osborne-memorial-award/

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.