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Prevention Grants 2014-2015
Agency: Rutgers, Center of Alcohol Studies
Project:  FASD Education
Goal:  This program provides education and resources to early childhood educational teams including daycare providers, classroom teachers, and school nurses in the area of FASD.
Target Demographic: Educator’s and nurses statewide

Agency
: Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Greater Mercer County
Project:  Parents Learning And Nurturing (PLAN) Program – Year 2
Goal:  Provide in-depth information and education to expecting parents about preventing intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Target Demographic:  At risk, expecting, Latino parents in Mercer County

Agency:  Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
Project: Educating Health Providers on Communication of Prevention Messages – Year 2
Goal:  Strengthen the capacity of at least 75 healthcare provider practices (including at least 25 FQHCs) to effectively communicate culturally, linguistically, and socio-economically relevant prevention messages to their female patients of childbearing age (especially those women at greatest risk of having a child with birth defects/ developmental disabilities), with the long-term goal of positively impacting the behavior of such women in ways that reduce birth defects that cause developmental disabilities.
Target Demographic:  Statewide providers of health care to young women and women of childbearing age from diverse backgrounds.

Agency: Spina Bifida Resource Network
Project:  Fortify Your Future/Fortifique Su Futuro – Year 2
Goal:  Statewide, raise awareness among adolescent girls and young women of

childbearing age, especially in Hispanic communities, of the need for folic acid and other vitamins before becoming pregnant.
Target Demographic: Adolescent girls and young women of childbearing age, especially in Hispanic communities.

Agency: Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation
Project:  Latina Group Pregnancy Program – Year 2
Goal:  Increase access to prenatal care and increase positive birth outcomes.
Target Demographic:  Pregnant Latinas in Hunterdon County

Agency: Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMAHS)
Project: Family Guidance Center, Prenatal Screening Project
Goal: This is a program expansion of a DMHAS project during which prenatal clients are screened for substance abuse, tobacco use, lead and domestic violence using the Perinatal Addictions Prevention Project screening tool (4 P’s Plus) in order to prevent birth defects.
Target Demographic: At risk pregnant women in Mercer and Middlesex Counties

Agency: Department of Health (DOH)
Project: Newborn Screening Program
Goal:  Provide support to the Newborn Screening Program in order to increase the success of their mission.  Support included funding the following projects:
-Newborn Screening education posters for birthing facilities
-Translation of pre-test parent information brochure into 21 languages
-Provision of Newborn Screening educational material for pediatricians
-Newborn Screening blood spot collection training material for birthing facilities
-Improvements made to the newborn screening specimen transportation and tracking system
Target Demographic: Newborn children statewide

Agencies:  Department of Transportation (DOT) & Department of Children & Families (DCF)
Project: Bike Helmets
Goal: Provide bike helmets to DOT and DCF project partners for distribution at special events in order to promote bike safety and prevent head injuries.
Target Demographic: Children statewide

Agency: Department of Health (DOH)
Project: Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Project
Goal:  Reduce the risk of developmental disabilities in children that are associated with pregnant women smoking as well as the risks to children that are associated with second hand smoke.
Target Demographic: Smokers statewide


 
 
Prevention Grants 2013-2014
Agency: Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
Project: Safe Kids New Jersey
Goal: To decrease the death and disability rates due to unintentional injury in children ages 14 and under
Target Demographic: Low-income, underserved, minority communities in all 21 counties in NJ

Agency: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Level I Trauma Center
Project: Safety Ambassador
Goal: Expand SAP – a school-based injury prevention program, to address the reduction of traumatic brain injury
Target Demographic: First, second, 11th, and 12th grade students in Middlesex County

Agency: UMDNJ-NJMS
Project: The New Jersey Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Education and Training Center
Goal: To provide trainings for medical and allied health personnel on prenatal alcohol exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Target Demographic: education and intervention for women of child-bearing age, and early diagnosis in those where exposure to alcohol has already occurred

Agency: The Arc/ Warren County Chapter, Inc. 
Project: Operation Stop Think & Act Responsibly
Goal: Education about the prevention and reduction of the occurrence of intellectual and developmental disabilities and distribution of appropriate safety devices for low-income families
Target Demographic: Low-income preschool children and pregnant women in Warren, Sussex, Hunterdon, and Morris counties

Agency: Family Health Initiatives
Project: Back to Basics – Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Goal: Reduce the incidence of developmental and cognitive disabilities due to exposure to paint and non-paint lead sources found in and around the home through the delivery of primary prevention childhood lead poisoning prevention education to pregnant women and parenting families of Cumberland, Salem and Atlantic Counties.
Target Demographics: Pregnant Women, Parents and children (newborn – age 5) living in Cumberland, Salem and Atlantic Counties.

Agency: Arc of Warren County
Project: Get the Lead Out (GLO)
Goal: The goal for “Get the Lead Out!” (GLO!) is to educate pregnant women, expecting fathers, women of child bearing years and children between the ages 4 through 2nd grade about the prevention of lead poisoning and to provide them with age appropriate prevention tips to reduce the incidence of intellectual and developmental disabilities caused by lead poisoning. 
Target Demographics: Pregnant women, expecting fathers and women of child bearing years residing in Warren, Sussex, Morris and Hunterdon counties as well as children ages 4 through 2nd grades.

Agency: Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ
Project:  Dangers of Lead Exposure
Goal:  Reduce the incidence of mental and developmental disabilities caused by lead exposure during pregnancy and childhood.
Target Demographic: Pregnant women in Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Union, Sussex & Warren Counties.

Agency: Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
Project:  Educating Health Providers on Communication of Prevention Messages
Goal:  Strengthen the capacity of at least 50 healthcare provider practices (including at least 15 FQHCs) to effectively communicate culturally, linguistically, and socio-economically relevant prevention messages to their female patients of childbearing age (especially those women at greatest risk of having a child with birth defects/ developmental disabilities), with the long-term goal of positively impacting the behavior of such women in ways that reduce birth defects that cause developmental disabilities.
Target Demographic:  Statewide providers of health care to young women and women of childbearing age from diverse backgrounds.

Agency: Spina Bifida Resource Network
Project:  Fortify Your Future/Fortifique Su Futuro
Goal:  Statewide, raise awareness among adolescent girls and young women of
childbearing age, especially in Hispanic communities, of the need for folic acid and other vitamins before becoming pregnant.
Target Demographic:  Adolescent girls and young women of childbearing age, especially in Hispanic communities.

Agency: Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation
Project:  Latina Group Pregnancy Program
Goal:  Increase access to prenatal care and increase positive birth outcomes.
Target Demographic:  Pregnant Latinas in Hunterdon County

Agency: Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Greater Mercer County
Project:  Parents Learning And Nurturing (PLAN) Program
Goal:  Provide in-depth information and education to expecting parents about preventing intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Target Demographic:  At risk, expecting, Latino parents in Mercer County
 
 
 
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