The Department of Health and Community Wellness provides primary health care access, social & environmental services to all citizens, allowing them to attain an optimal level of health & well-being. Services are provided through the Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center at four locations in the City of Newark.
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Surveillance and Prevention monitors disease trends and develops and maintains a public health system in an effort to improve the City of Newark’s ability to address the health needs of residents and provide prevention and early intervention activities.
The division includes six (6) units:
The Division of Environmental Health provides comprehensive delivery of inspection services, investigations, and education programs to citizens and consumers in order to assure a healthful and protected environment.
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Homeless Services strives toward assisting one of the most vulnerable populations within the City of Newark, the homeless population, by providing quality services; by collaborating with agencies; by identifying resources for funding new and major and/or existing programs; and by providing educational training for staff and community.
The Division of Medical Care Services promotes the health of all Newark residents, particularly the *medically underserved* population, by providing medical care services through a variety of medical practices such as:
The Ryan White Program is the largest federally funded program for people living with HIV (PLWH), and is third only to Medicaid and Medicare, as a source of HIV health care and treatment.
The Health Planning Division provides internal & external strategic/health planning assistance, data collection, analyses and support for the development, planning of initiatives, programs, services and grant applications of DHCW. The unit assists the department through data collection, research of effective science-based, evidence-based, "best practices" to inform internal & external program planning/development, implementation and performance. The unit also provides assistance with policy development which includes research of enacted, pending or proposed state and federal policy that may impact public/community health or health care delivery services.
Health Planning incorporates two (2) units:
The City of Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness, conducts routine inspections of City of Newaark businesses (Retail Food Establishments) through-out the year. Per Chapter 52 Minimum Standards for Recognized Public Health Activities, all Retail Food Establishments are to be inspected at least once per year.
Shelters open for vulnerable populations at designated locations
Residents should check on elderly neighbors, have fresh batteries in Carbon Monoxide detectors
Citizens are encouraged to use air conditioning to stay cool, and drink water to avoid dehydration
Residents should check on elderly neighbors, have fresh batteries in Carbon Monoxide (CO2) detectors