New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
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NJ Department of Health Office of Minority and Multicultural Health Equity Forum
April 18, 2019

On Thursday, April 18, the NJ Department of Health presents the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health Equity Forum at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. This year’s theme is “United for Health Equity: An Active Approach to Health.”
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The forum recognizes the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health’s designation of April as National Minority Health Month. This year’s agenda includes remarks by Shereef M. Elnahal, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, Charlene Gungil, Director of the Passaic County Department of Health, Mark J. Wade, Director of Health and Community Wellness for the City of Newark, and an array of workshops intended to share learnings which can advance community health and health equity. The topics participants can explore include “Disparities in Death: A Focus on Women & Children,” and “The ‘Heart’ of It: Race, Health and the Quest for Equity.” At 11:00 a.m., New Jersey Health Initiatives’ Director, Bob Atkins, delivers the keynote address, “Building Healthier Communities in New Jersey: Upstream, Bottom-up and Asset-Based.”

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The 2019 Office of Minority and Multicultural Health Equity Forum is presented by the New Jersey Department of Health, the American Heart Association, the Bergen County Department of Health Services, Central Jersey Family Health Consortium, Concerned Black Nurses of Newark, the Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition, the Hetrick-Martin Institute, Montclair State University, New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome, New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey, the Passaic County Department of Health, Passaic County Prosecutor, Public Health Infrastructure Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness, and Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station-Cooperative Extension.
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