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Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Pediatric Cancer Bills, Increasing Investment in Pediatric Cancer Research
The bills establish and appropriate $5 million to the New Jersey Pediatric Cancer Fund, as well as establish an advisory board within the New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research for disbursement of monies deposited in the fund.
New Jersey Department of Health Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves During Storm Recovery
The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, which provides an opportunity to remind residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide exposure, mold removal and other hazards during severe weather.
First Lady Tammy Murphy, New Jersey Department of Health Release Third NJ Report Card of Hospital Maternity Care
The report card indicates a statewide decline in the rate of Cesarean deliveries.
Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Response to Tropical Storm Ida
Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a State of Emergency effective immediately in response to Tropical Storm Ida. Executive Order No. 259 declares a State of Emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm.
Murphy Administration Announces $267 Million in Funding For Student, Staff COVID-19 Screening Testing at K-12 Schools
With schools reopening for in-person instruction, the Murphy Administration today announced details of a $267 million testing program for students and staff at New Jersey’s K-12 schools, which will enable districts to access full testing services from designated vendors or receive funds to support programs already in place.
On Overdose Awareness Day, Murphy Administration Expands Naloxone Distribution and Brings Overdose Data to Action
The New Jersey Department of Health signed two standing orders to drastically expand access to naloxone, the lifesaving medication used to reverse an opioid overdose, and launched the New Jersey Overdose Data Dashboard, which displays information about naxolone administrations, opioid prescriptions, drug-related hospital visits and more.
National Leader in Advancing Birth Equity Awarded NJ Department of Health Grant To Strengthen, Expand Community Doulas
The New Jersey Department of Health announced the award of a grant to HealthConnect One to establish a Doula Learning Collaborative to increase the number of trained community doulas — professionals who provide culturally appropriate, social and emotional support to pregnant women throughout the prenatal period, labor and delivery, as well as the postpartum period.
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Instituting Vaccination or Testing Requirement for All Preschool to Grade 12 Personnel
This requirement will strengthen protections against the spread of COVID-19, including the highly transmissible Delta variant, to children in school settings, many of whom are under 12 years old and not yet eligible for vaccination.
FDA/CDC Authorize Third Dose of Pfizer, Moderna for Immunocompromised Individuals
The FDA and CDC have authorized a third dose of free Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems after an initial two-dose vaccine.
WIC Participant Portal
Food assistance support for low-income communities is still accessible through the pandemic.
Harm Reduction Centers
Syringe access and needle exchange programs help prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis and other bloodborne pathogens.
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