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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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The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health Elects New Board Chair

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Schwab, MD, MPH, as the new Board Chair. The Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Schwab, a dedicated Trustee and committed public health advocate, on June 9, 2021 to a one-year term. Dr. Schwab is an […] Read More »

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Losing Two Babies, Finding Hope

Vu-An Foster is a dedicated maternal and infant health advocate.  She is the Founder of Life After 2 Losses and volunteers her time to support the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health.  Vu-An is one of the dedicated advocates for who will attend the 3rd Annual Maternal Health and Perinatal Safety Symposium, lending her voice to improve maternal health outcomes.  […] Read More »

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Convening Healthcare Leaders to Address the Maternal Health Crisis

On Thursday, May 13, the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health will convene the 3rd Annual Maternal Health and Perinatal Safety Symposium.  The virtual conference brings together physicians, nurses, public health professionals, and other key leaders for a day of robust presentations and discussion focused on improving maternal care. […] Read More »

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FELLAS Empowers Essex County Fathers

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey is launching a new initiative to support fathers in Essex County. FELLAS – Fathers Empowered to Learn, Lead, and Achieve Success – engages fathers to strengthen parenting skills, promote healthy relationships, and increase economic stability through employment training and support.   “The Partnership may be […] Read More »

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Meet Mariekarl Vilceus-Talty, our New President and CEO

On February 1, 2021, Mariekarl Vilceus-Talty, MA, BSN, joined the Partnership as the new President and CEO following Ilise Zimmerman’s retirement. Let’s get to know Mariekarl and her vision for the Partnership’s next chapter. Congratulations on your appointment! This position is new for you, but you’ve been a long-time supporter and Board Trustee.  What motivated […] Read More »

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