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These programs are intended for health care professionals; however, others may also be interested and are welcome to register. For information on continuing education credits, please contact Sarah Muller-Robbins, RN, MPH, IBCLC, ICCE, Director of Education at srobbins@pmch.org or use this form.

Lactation Care in 2022: Expanding Practice to Improve Care

Every Thursday of August
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Parents can face various challenges and obstacles to meeting their lactation goals. It is crucial that healthcare professionals update and expand their practice to meet the needs of the communities they serve. This webinar series will give lactation consultants, breastfeeding counselors, perinatal nurses, physicians, and others who work with lactating parents information and skills to improve care.


More Information and Registration

On-Demand Professional Education

View our archived webinars for professionals here.


The COVID Vaccine and Pregnancy – A Community Discussion
Thursday, June 30 at 12 noon (Spanish Version at 1 pm)

For those who are pregnant or considering pregnancy, deciding whether to get vaccinated can be a difficult decision. This outstanding panel of health care can community professionals share their expertise and answer questions about the COVID vaccine as it relates to pregnancy.

Featured Speakers:

  • Jacqueline Ventura, Moderator, Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey
  • Dr. Rivera-Núñez, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health and a resident member of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)
  • Danica LaFortune, Program Co-Director/Community Health Worker Supervisor and Community Doula for SPANs Sister to Sister Community Doulas of Essex County
  • Kashieka Phillips, Community Healthcare Worker for the New Destiny Family Success Center

This session is hosted by our Healthy Women Healthy Families initiative and is funded by the New Jersey Department of Health.

Or learn more about our Spanish language session at 1 pm

Watch our latest episode 

June 22, 2022
Live on Facebook

Join us live as Partnership President and CEO Mariekarl Vilceus-Talty welcomes Kevin Cox, FELLAS Program Supervisor, to discuss fatherhood and more.

Ballin’ with the FELLAS Weekly Pick-Up Game

Come play ball with the FELLAS and learn more about the fatherhood program.  Each week, the FELLAS team will be at a different Essex County basketball court.  Learn more here.

Volunteer Opportunity

We’re recruiting volunteer ambassadors for Trusted Links! Join us for one of our monthly online training sessions to gain professional skills and learn more about how you can empower your community. This program is open to Black women of child-bearing age living or going to school in northern New Jersey. See program details and get involved.

Support Groups
We offer an array of support group opportunities for women and families. Learn more.

Family Support Programs
Our family support and home visitation programs are operational and accepting referrals. Using tele-health and other virtual tools, we continue to connect with and support expectant and new mothers and their families.

Community-based organizations and health care providers can make referrals to Healthy Families, the Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, the Early Childhood Specialist Initiative, and Healthy Women Healthy Families. 

Call Connecting NJ and get connected to family support programs:

Bergen & Passaic Counties  – 973-942-3630
Hudson & Union Counties – 201-876-8900
Morris County – 973-343-2650

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