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New effort to recharge NJ’s fragile public health system NJ …

WEBFirst created in 1966 and cut from the budget in 2010 by former Gov. Chris Christie, lawmakers are now calling for $10 million to be distributed through this program …

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Merger of two South Jersey health care systems NJ Spotlight News

WEBAs of July 1, Cape Regional Health System, a main health care organization serving Cape May and Atlantic counties, has officially joined Camden-based Cooper …

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Health officials urge continued COVID-19 precautions in NJ NJ

WEBApril 5, 2023: COVID-19 antigen home tests. The lack of reporting of home test results “can make true [disease] surveillance that much harder,” said Linda Brown of …

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Nurses at three NJ hospitals prepare to strike NJ Spotlight News

WEBCredit: (NJ Spotlight News) Oct. 10, 2023: Nurses on the picket line at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick; the strike started in August …

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Major change in NJ health care licensing in offing NJ Spotlight …

WEBIn addition, Baston said the department is seeking an additional $540,000 in the coming fiscal year — out of the $1.3 billion Gov. Phil Murphy allocates to the Health …

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Nearly 400K people in NJ get health insurance via state …

WEBMore New Jerseyans signed up for health insurance coverage this year through Get Covered New Jersey, the state’s official health insurance marketplace, than …

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NJ plan would expand health care networks NJ …

WEBConaway’s proposal ( A-4485 ), co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) would simplify the geo-access test. Under the bill, all health insurance plans sold in New …

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Nurse-to-patient staffing ratios a big issue in NJ NJ Spotlight News

WEBCalifornia was the first state to codify nurse-to-patient ratios for all hospital units in state law in 2004. The policy has become a national model and studies show it …

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NJ residents of color still face health care inequities

WEBA previous Commonwealth study, released in January 2020, found racial disparities in health insurance coverage declined in New Jersey since 2013 as policies had become more accessible to people of …

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Strike action would affect 3,000-plus NJ nurses NJ Spotlight News

WEBMore than 3,000 members of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees union, which represents the nurses, voted last week to authorize a strike …

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Affordable eating disorder treatment program NJ Spotlight News

WEBThe proportion of eating disorder-related emergency department visits among teenagers nearly doubled between 2019 and 2021, according to the most recent data …

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Dispute over control of NJ public health initiative NJ Spotlight …

WEBA potential battle over control of New Jersey’s nascent public health institute is raising questions about the future of an entity decades in the making and designed to …

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Expand social worker licensing, improve behavioral health service

WEBWait times for mental health services also continue to be an issue across the state. The wait time for intake and counseling appointments for outpatient mental health …

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Health insurance for undocumented kids in NJ NJ Spotlight News

WEBNew Jersey officials estimate some 48,000 children were eligible but not enrolled in NJ FamilyCare, the state’s Medicaid program, including about 16,000 …

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Last-minute deals for nurses at 2 hospitals; strike still possible at

WEBThe 750 or so health care workers at Palisades Medical Center are now working without a contract. Local 5030 of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees …

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Newark facility is a safe haven for people with HIV/AIDS

WEBNewark’s Broadway House for Continuing Care is New Jersey’s only specialized care facility for people living with HIV/AIDS. Two friends at the facility made …

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NJ program will aid more people in mental health crisis NJ …

WEBIn March of last year, Najee Seabrooks, a 31-year-old anti-violence activist who worked for the Paterson Healing Collective, was shot and killed by Paterson police …

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Newark Health Centers Working to Reduce Health Disparities

WEBA new City Health Dashboard data tool, unveiled last week by the Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine, revealed that Newark and …

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Memorial Sloan Kettering opens new Bergen County facility

WEBA tour of the 110,000 square foot facility included Memorial Sloan Kettering contributors Stewart and Bonnie Krentzman. The first stop: kiosks where patients can …

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New Water Tests Confirm PFAS Contamination in Bergen County

WEBIn October last year, tests on five wells in Suez’s Hackensack system — of which Bergenfield is a part — showed PFOA levels of between 11 and 16 ppt, according …

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Residents approve plans to end combined sewer overflows

WEBBenson, a resident of North Bergen Township in Hudson County, was one of about a dozen people who spoke at New Jersey’s first public hearing on a new draft …

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