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New Symposium Video Underscores the Need to Address Health Equity

On Friday, November 1, 2019, over 300 physicians, nurses, public health experts, and other medical professionals gathered for the 2nd Annual Maternal Health & Perinatal Safety Symposium.  It was an incredible day featuring expert speakers in obstetrics, pediatrics, and public health sharing best practices and resources to prevent maternal mortality and ensure the safety of […] Read More »

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Workshop Bridges Generational Gap Between Parents and Teens

Every generation of teenagers is shaped by the social, political, and economic events of the day. Today’s teenagers are no different—and they’re the first generation whose lives are saturated by mobile technology and social media. To help address the unique issues that today’s youth face, the Partnership recently implemented Teen Speak, a free skills-building workshop […] Read More »

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Breastfeeding Group Aims to Reduce Infant Mortality Rate

It’s an alarming fact that in northern New Jersey, Black, non-Hispanic infants are three times as likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) as White, non-Hispanic babies. In a widely-cited 2017 study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first two months of life was found to […] Read More »

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Building a Bright Future: Cindy’s Story

Cindy Seenath didn’t hesitate for a second when she was asked if she was interested in joining the Nurse-Family Partnership program. When the advisor at the women’s health center in her hometown of Elizabeth asked her if she was interested in having a nurse come to her home during her pregnancy and for the first […] Read More »

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U.S. Surgeon General Visits Irvington Family Development Center

On January 9, the Partnership was honored with a visit from U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams at the Irvington Family Development Center (IFDC). As part of the Surgeon General’s nationwide tour in search of best practices to eliminate the high rates of Black maternal and infant mortality, Dr. Adams chose to stop at the […] Read More »

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Morris County Family Success Center Connects Dover Families

In 2012, the Partnership established the Morris County Family Success Center in Dover with support from the New Jersey Department of  Children and Families.  The goal of the center is to create a place for family activities, parental support, health coaching, and community resources.  The center is a thriving community organizing engaging over 500 families […] Read More »

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Trusted Links Celebrates Advocates

On Friday, December 13, the Partnership recognized advocates from the Trusted Links program.  Generously supported by a grant from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Trusted Links is a program that recruits and trains community advocates to lead discussions about reproductive health and empower other women. While the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. has […] Read More »

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CenteringPregnancy® Launches in Jersey City

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Alliance Community Healthcare and the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey kicked off CenteringPregnancy®. The program, created by the Centering Healthcare Institute, is designed to improve health outcomes for pregnant women through connection with other expectant mothers. Through the New Jersey Department of Health’s Healthy Women Healthy Families […] Read More »

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“Equity Begins Before Birth” at New Jersey City University

On Tuesday, November 19, students from the Health Planning class at New Jersey City University hosted “Equity Begins Before Birth”, a health education presentation session.  The project was the culmination of a semester-long focus on health equity and racial disparities in maternal & infant health led by Dr. Erin K. O’Neill.  When compared to Caucasians, […] Read More »

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