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Position Name Exp Term
Chairman: John C. Thomas, RPh 12/31/2018
Vice Chairman: Mariellen Hess Christian 12/31/2017
Member: Philip Carangelo 12/31/2019
Member: Glen Carrara 12/31/2018
Member: Angela Adams, RN 12/31/2019
Alternate #1 Marie Peppas, RN 12/31/2017
Alternate #2 Gail Bogan 12/31/2018
Secretary/Registrar: Lin Gabel  
Health Officer Cristianna Cooke-Gibbs  
Deputy Registrar Nina DiGregorio  
Liaison: Comm. LiaBraaten  

BOARD OF HEALTH 

The Board of Health enforces all ordinances of the Township which relate to public health or nuisances, septic systems, radon, lead paint, etc. and makes all necessary rules and regulations for the protection of the health of the inhabitants of the Township. They sponsor many well care programs, i.e. flu and blood pressure clinics, cancer screenings and child health clinics

         

2016/2017 BOARD OF HEALTH MEETINGS

 

Meeting Date   Agenda View
       
January 23, 2018 Reorg    
December 12, 2017 Regular    
September 26, 2017 Regular    
May 23, 2017 Regular    
 March 28, 2017

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 January 24, 2017 Reorg View   
 December 13, 2016 Regular  View  View
October 25, 2016 Regular    
September 27, 2016 Regular  View  
June 28, 2016 (CANCELLED) Regular    
May 24, 2016 Regular    
April 26, 2016 Regular    
March 22, 2016 Regular    
February 23, 2016 Regular  View  

Zika Viruszika

Zika Virus spreads to people mainly through the bite of 2 species of Mosquitos, the Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus. Most people have not gotten sick with Zika Virus. Some people do not even know they are infected. The greatest risk for Complications from Zika is to a pregnant woman’s fetus. Pregnant women should avoid traveling to Zika infected areas. If they need to travel they should check with their healthcare provider for travel guidance. Below are websites with important information on Zika and other mosquito borne illnesses:
 
The Morris County Division of Mosquito Control, www.morrismosquito.org, 
 
 
Click here for more information about Zika Basics
 
Click here for more information about Family Vacations and Zika
 
Click here for more information about Pregnancy, Zika, and Travel. 
 
Click here for more information about Zika and Sex. 
 

West Nile Virus

Please call the Health Department at 908-876-3650 for general information about this disease.

If you find a dead bird on your property, Monday through Friday, please call the Health Department, on weekends and holidays, call the Police Department at 908-876-3232 . The township will be working with the state to keep track of bird deaths and intends to test crows for the West Nile Virus. Your cooperation is vital to make this effort a success.

For further information you may visit the New Jersey State Health Department web site athttp://www.state.nj/health/ for West Nile Virus Information.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a serious bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme Disease is caused by a bite from an infected deer tick and is usually characterized by a red mark on the skin near the bite and flu-like symptoms that can occur several days to several weeks following the bite.

Wooded and high grassy areas may be infested with deer ticks. When in these areas, dress appropriately and use tick repellents on clothing and/or skin as indicated by the manufacturer. Brush off clothing and pets before entering the house and inspect for ticks. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are very important.

Contact the New Jersey Department of Health at 800-792-8831 or the Township Health Department for more information on Lyme disease, or visit The US Center for Disease Control  by clicking the link below.

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Blood Pressure Screening

If you would like your blood pressure taken by the public health nurse, free of charge, she is available the 4th Thursday of every month.  Please call for an appointment. 908-876-3650.

Blood pressure screenings are also given at the Washington Township Senior Center, located in Rock Spring Park on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

Child Health Clinics

Families seeking medical care for their chidl(ren) can contact the Public Health Nurse at 908-876-3315 x 1242

Cancer Screening Clinics

Residents seeking cancer screening or primary medical care can contact the Public Health Nurse at 908-876-3315 x 1242

Blood Testing

SMAC Blood Testing is held at the Long Valley First Aid Squad building on 70 East Mill Road in the Fall. There is a fee. Please call the Health Department for additional information.

The Health Department runs additional blood screening for a fee at the same time. Please check thecalendar or upcoming events for additional information

Flu Clinic

The Health Department holds a flu vaccination clinic in the Fall. Residents are required to be 18 years of age or older. There is a fee. Residents with Part B Medicare must pre-register to avoid paying the fee.

Please call the Health Department for more information, or check the calendar or upcoming events for additional information

 

 

Lead Paint

There is the potential for a lead exposure resulting from paint disturbance or removal due to renovation work on houses built prior to 1971 . Exposure to lead is of particular concern to Nursing or pregnant women and children. The improper removal of lead paint may produce lead containing paint chips, dust, smoke or fumes which can cause serious health problems.

There are State regulations regarding the abatement of lead-based paint. If you feel you may have lead paint in your home, contact one of the approved lead hazard evaluators and abatement companies before you do work. Please contact the Health Department at 908-876-3650 or the Building Department at 908-876-4711 for a copy of this list and more information regarding lead paint and its proper removal, or visit the Division of Housing and Community Resources for information on lead abatement programs at http://www.state.nj.us/dca/dhcr/lead.htm.

Radon

Radon is a colorless radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of radium, which originates in uranium.

Uranium and radium are both commonly found in the soil. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer which results in thousands of deaths each year in the United States. Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.

Testing for radon is easy and relatively inexpensive. Once identified, elevated radon levels can be remediated with simple construction techniques. Please test your home for radon. Radon test kits may be purchased from the Health Department for $10.00. Please contact the Health Department at 908-876-3650 for more information

Zika 

 Click here for more information from the NJ Dept. of Health. 

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Click here for more information from the CDC.

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  •           WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP HEALTH DEPARTMENT

    2017 HEALTH EVENTS

    School Immunization Audits               January – March                         K-5 (4)

  •                                                                                                                       6-8 (1)

                                                                                                                          9-12 (1)

                                                                                                    Nursery Schools (4)

                                                                                                   Daycare Centers (3)

    Child Health Clinic

    Call Long Valley Health Department for information --- 908-876-3650

    Blood Pressure Screening                                                 Monthly – 3rd Tuesday

    Long Valley Senior Center                                                      10:30am – 12:00 noon  

Flu Shot Clinic                                                                     Wednesday 10/11/2017

Washington Twp Municipal Building – Court Room                   4:30pm – 7:00pm

NOTE: Residents with Medicare Part B must pre-register.

Adult Health Screening (SMAC)                                          Saturday, 11/11/2017

Long Valley First Aid Squad                                                       8:00am – 11:00am

NOTE: Appointments required for all NJ residents.

Rabies Clinic                                                                            Saturday, 01/13/2018

Washington Township DPW, 54 Rock Rd.                         9:00am – 11:00am

NOTE: for all NJ residents

OTHER:

Bloodborne Pathogen Training       As scheduled                 Fire & Police Depts.

Adult Vaccinations                            As scheduled               Fire & Police Depts.

WT HEALTH DEPARTMENT ALSO PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:

Food Handlers’ Testing and Licensing

 Lyme Disease Information

Radon Test Kits available for a fee of $6.00

Water Testing is available. Cost determined by the test requested.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT 908-876-3650

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Health Department

43 Schooley's Mountain Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853

Phone: 908-876-3650

Business Hours for the Washington Township Health Department are:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

June – August Hours
Monday to Thursday, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The Health Department is located on the lower level of the Municipal Building, 43 Schooley's Mountain Road, Long Valley.


Cristianna Cooke-Gibbs, Public Health Officer
Health Department e-mail: [email protected]

 

 2016 Annual Report