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Partner Highlight: Center for Family Resources

Collaboration is central to the Partnership’s work in the community. We work with other non-profit and community organizations to best meet the needs of the people we serve. Mariekarl Vilceus-Talty, President and CEO, recently had the pleasure of meeting with Elaine V. Ruhl, Executive Director of the Center for Family Resources and touring their Ringwood […] Read More »

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Reviewing Loss to Improve Outcomes: A Conversation with Dr. Frank Manginello

For nearly 30 years, Frank Manginello, MD, has served on the Fetal Infant Mortality Review Committee and recently announced that he is stepping down from the committee. Dr. Manginello is a renowned neonatologist who spent 40 years at The Valley Hospital, where he served as the Director of Neonatology and Children’s Services before retiring in […] Read More »

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Providing Holistic Pediatric Care: HealthySteps at Hackensack Meridian Health

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey works closely with our hospital members to promote healthy pregnancy and childhood development. The Partnership staff recently had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Judy Aschner, Chair of Pediatrics; Physician-in-Chief, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center to learn how Hackensack […] Read More »

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Video and Podcast Contest Aims to Raise COVID-19 Vaccination Awareness Throughout New Jersey Colleges and Universities

The Step Up Vax Up Contest, Sponsored by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, is Offering Cash Prizes to Promote COVID-19 Education through Digital Content Creation The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health, recently announced the launch […] Read More »

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Centering on Maternal Health Outcomes at St. Joseph’s Health

In 2020, St. Joseph’s Health implemented the CenteringPregnancy® model of obstetrics in their DePaul Ambulatory Center in Paterson.  Mariekarl Vilceus-Talty, MA, BSN, Partnership President and CEO, and Sarah Muller-Robbins, Director of Education, had the opportunity to visit a centering group and discuss this innovative program. CenteringPregnancy®, created by the Centering Healthcare Institute, is designed to […] Read More »

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Cooking & Conversation Serves Food for Thought

On Wednesday, November 17, guests gathered in South Orange for the inaugural Cooking & Conversation, a culinary experience and fundraiser for the Partnership. The hybrid event was held at the Loft at SOPAC for vaccinated guests and was broadcast live online for virtual attendees. Joseph V. Schwab, MD, Chair of the Board of Trustees, welcomed […] Read More »

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The Maternal Experience Survey: A Critical Tool for Patients and Healthcare Providers

Since the 1990s, the maternal mortality rate in the United States has risen.  In New Jersey, Black women are seven times more likely to die during childbirth than White women.  While infant deaths have declined in recent years, Black babies are up to three times more likely to die in their first year of life […] Read More »

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It’s Flu Season: Protect Yourself, Protect Others

While seasonal influenza is detected year-round, in the United States, the peak season runs from mid-fall to late spring because the flu virus is more active and spreads faster when temperatures are cold. It’s important to emphasize that the highest number of flu cases are reported between December and February during most flu seasons when […] Read More »

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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 […] Read More »

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