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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 email@example.com or use this form.
NJ Influenza Immunization Action Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 7
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Following updates on the Power to Protect campaign, presentations will be made by Families Fighting Flu representatives Jessica Richman (Board Member and parent) who will share her personal story; and Debra Maitre, DNP, APRN-CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NEA-BC (Medical Advisor) who will be discussing myths pertaining to flu and flu vaccines and how to address these with clients/patients.
Act to Vaccinate: COVID-19, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding
Wednesday, December 8
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Pregnant people with COVID-19 are at increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, but the CDC recently released new data on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant people. Dr. St. Fleur will discuss the latest recommendations and research on the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Rose St. Fleur, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC. She is the Medical Director of the Center for Breastfeeding and pediatric hospitalist at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and serves as the Abstract Committee Chair of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and the Chief Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. St. Fleur is a frequent presenter both locally and nationally on breastfeeding medicine and other maternal child health topics.
A Vital Member of the Maternal Health Care Team
Friday, December 10
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Community doulas provide valuable support and guidance to pregnant women and new mothers before, during, and after delivery. While research is clear about the health outcomes added with a doula, there are often questions and opportunities for explaining the relationship-based care that community doulas do.
Presenter Jill Wodnick, MA, LCCE, IMH-E®(II), Doula and childbirth educator at Montclair State University, will highlight the history of New Jersey community doula programs, the impact of relationship-based care that doulas offer, and lessons learned from other states.
This free webinar is designed for healthcare providers, doulas, midwives, and community members.
This informative program is generously funded by the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation, the Burke Foundation and the Turrell Fund.
Breastfeeding among Individuals Living with HIV: A Reasonable or Unreasonable Option?
Thursday, January 20
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Participants will learn current breastfeeding recommendations and guidelines for an HIV+ parent.
Judy Levison, MD, MPHis a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. She completed her MD degree from Tufts University in Boston, her residency in Ob/Gyn at the University of Washington, and her MPH from the University of Texas School of Public Health in 2010.
On-Demand Professional Education
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Baby It’s Cold Outside: Virtual Baby Shower
Thursday, December 2
11:00 am-12:00 pm
The journey into parenthood can be overwhelming, don’t miss a virtual baby shower for expectant and new parents. Learn about community resources, get a chance to win prizes, and have some fun!
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. Register for updates below:
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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.
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 Central Intake and get connected:
Hudson/Union: 201-876-8900 x 221
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