The Partnership in the Community
Throughout the pandemic, the Partnership’s programs have been working in the public to educate residents about the importance of vaccines and other critical public health concerns. With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we are thrilled to safely return to in-person health fairs, parent-child activities, and other outreach events. While we have successfully implemented remote support and education programs, there is no replacement for in-person interaction when engaging families and the community. Here’s a round-up of our recent activities.
Our Healthy Women, Healthy Families initiative hosted a Summer Afternoon Fun event in Plainfield, NJ. This festive event featured fun activities for the children while the parents accessed community resources. The participants learned about our free programs that provide critical support for pregnancy, resources for new parents, early childhood development screenings, vaccination information, and lead poisoning prevention.
“The community residents and agencies enjoy being together face-to-face to share vital health information,” stated Marie Kinsella, MS, MCHES, Director of Community Programs. “It was a wonderful day for sharing and reconnecting.”
In June, the Healthy Families team hosted its first outdoor event at the Clifton Public Library. The parents and children enjoyed craft activities, dancing, connecting with other new mothers, and meeting with their Family Support Worker for this beautiful day of family fun.
“Our families had a great time doing crafts, singing and dancing together and also learning about other programs in the Partnership. Our staff also enjoyed spending time with the families and be able to have face-to-face interaction”, said Lorelly Frias, Passaic County Healthy Families-TIP & Bergen Parents as Teachers Program Supervisor.
We are grateful to the New Jersey Department of Health and the Department of Human Services Division of Family Development for providing these programs.
We are planning an array of safe community events throughout our region. Keep up to date with our community events here.