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Health & Community Wellness

The Department of Health and Community Wellness provides primary health care through the Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center at four locations in the City of Newark. The health center is named after Mary Eliza Mahoney, the first African-American nurse to earn a professional nursing license. Mahoney was not just an inspiration to African American women, but to the entire nursing profession. Through her participation in professional nursing organizations, she helped shape the standards for which the profession has come to be known and continues to develop. 

It is this legacy of efficient and compassionate care which led to the name choice for the Federally Qualified Health Center located in the heart of the City of Newark. The mission of the Department of Health and Community Wellness is to provide and advocate for comprehensive health care, social, and environmental services for Newark citizens and other consumers to ensure an optimal level of health and well-being.

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Division of Environmental Health

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. 

This division includes five (5) units:
Animal Control Bureau
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Food & Drug Bureau
Rodent Control Bureau
Weights & Measures

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Division of Medical Services

The Division of Medical Care Services promotes the health of all Newark residents, particularly the vulnerable population, by providing medical care services through a variety of medical practices.

Division of Ryan White Hiv/Aids

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 program’s namesake, Ryan White, was an Indiana teenager who contracted the disease in 1985 from a blood transfusion.  Ryan White spent the last of his years as a public advocate for HIV research and awareness.  Because of his efforts, the Ryan White CARE Act was enacted by Congress in 1990 in response to the growing HIV epidemic, and the need to improve the availability and quality of healthcare for low-income, uninsured and underinsured PLWH.  The law, which has been reauthorized four times (1996, 2000, 2006 and 2009), establishes funding for Ryan White programs called “Parts”.   Part A grant awards are issued annually to eligible metropolitan areas (EMAs) and transitional grant areas (TGAs), who are most disproportionately impacted by HIV. 

Division of Social Services

Social Services provides quality services to Newark’s children and senior citizens through new technology; 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.

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Division of Surveillance Prevention

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.

Health Planning Division

The Health Planning Division provides internal/external strategic planning/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", or "promising 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 three (3) units:

  • Health Planning/Strategic Planning
  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program - Part A
  • Information Technology

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Birth Certificate Requirements

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$25 ($4 Each additional copy)

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A list of all the phone numbers for NDHCW

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Health Inspection Lookup

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.

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NJ Family Care

NJ FamilyCare is federal and state funded health insurance program created to help qualified New Jersey residents of any age access to affordable health insurance. NJ FamilyCare is for people who do not have employer insurance.

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