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Communicable disease conducts surveillance and investigations of communicable disease reports while recommending disease control measures.

Emergency Preparedness connects and shares information with community health partners, hospitals and first responders on emergencies. The emergency preparedness team also monitors, controls and prevents the occurrence and spread of health conditions.

Health Education and Community Engagement supports all departmental divisions and programs while encouraging the community to live balanced and healthy lifestyles through health education literature and presentations. Presentations and literature include leading health indicators and everyday issues such as:

  • ‍Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Healthy Eating
  • Heart Health
  • HIV and STI/STDs
  • Fall/Injury Prevention
  • Kidney Health
  • Lead Prevention
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Poison Prevention
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stress Management
  • and more!

Our health educators work with community organizations & schools to educate while also participating in community events like workshops, health fairs, symposiums & town halls. To request for the Health Education staff to present or table at your program or event, click the 'Health Education Request Form' button below.

Health Education Request Form

Immunization partners with public and private organization to prevent and control thespread of preventable diseases by providing vaccines to the public. Annually, Immunization runs three (3) programs: School Bus Express, Flu Clinic, National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). School Bus Express is a program that allows families, who are late on receiving mandatory vaccinations for their children, to obtain them before school starts for no cost to Newark residents. Free immunizations are given from August to late September. The Flu Clinic is a program that provides the flu shot to the public at places like daycares, senior centers, City Hall, and more. This service is also provided to Newark residents at no cost. National Infant Immunization Week is a week promoting the benefits and importance of vaccines known for improving the health of children 2 years old and under. 

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) provides a supplemental nutritional program for eligible low-income women, infants and children. This program includes nutritional counseling & education, breastfeeding information & assistance, infant formula assistance, healthcare referrals and more. Lead testing and immunizations are also free of charge for Newark residents.

Vital Statistics issues certificates of birth, death, marriage, civil unions and/or domestic partnerships along with ensuring permanent and safe preservation of vital records in accordance with NJ statutes. For more information on application requirements, how to apply and more, CLICK HERE

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