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Superstorm Sandy’s major impact on health in NJ

WEBAs Superstorm Sandy barreled toward New Jersey, health care leaders prepared for disaster. They rechecked hospital generators, secured extra staff and …

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New effort to recharge NJ’s fragile public health system NJ …

WEBFirst created in 1966 and cut from the budget in 2010 by former Gov. Chris Christie, lawmakers are now calling for $10 million to be distributed through this program …

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NJ law is aimed at speeding up prior authorization by insurance

WEBA new law that was passed in New Jersey this January aims to address those issues and speed up the process. Once it takes effect next year, health insurance …

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Does NJ's mental health hub-and-spoke model offer anything …

WEBThe state’s new service plan, known as the New Jersey Statewide Student Support Services (NJ4S) program, comes as children and adolescents continue to battle …

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Major change in NJ health care licensing in offing NJ Spotlight …

WEBIn addition, Baston said the department is seeking an additional $540,000 in the coming fiscal year — out of the $1.3 billion Gov. Phil Murphy allocates to the Health …

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Private hospital system leads major public health program in Newark

WEBBalpreet Grewal-Virk, senior vice president for community health at RWJBarnabas Health, is overseeing the project. The new state-funded work continues …

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Home-based wellness checks for NJ moms, newborns

WEBThe New Jersey program will build on an existing, but limited, effort that provides postpartum home visits to certain first-time moms covered by Medicaid, or …

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New fix for NJ’s public health system

WEBThe foundation, which also supports NJ Spotlight News, has committed $1 million over two years to the project. “Our public health systems in New Jersey are …

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New state maternal health center gets anchor tenants

WEBThe Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center is designed to house and sustain the work of first lady Tammy Murphy’s Nurture NJ campaign to improve the …

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Affordable eating disorder treatment program NJ Spotlight News

WEBThe proportion of eating disorder-related emergency department visits among teenagers nearly doubled between 2019 and 2021, according to the most recent data …

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NJ pairs more mental health specialists with police officers

WEBThe program pairs mental health specialists with the police officers. Launched over a year ago in Cumberland County, the program has been promising so …

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Biden advisor assumes key role at state DOH NJ Spotlight News

WEBDr. Sejal Hathi will take over as a deputy commissioner for public health services next week. The Murphy administration has hired a former senior policy adviser …

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Standardizing maternal health care, welcoming doulas into …

WEBEarlier this year the state committed $15 million to boost payments to Medicaid maternal care providers, doubling the benefit for midwives and physicians and …

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NJDOH clashes with local health leaders on funding NJ Spotlight …

WEBNew Jersey has received more than $48 billion in federal pandemic-relief funds since 2021, according to data compiled by the state comptroller, and more than …

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Lawmakers push to expand Medicaid access for social workers

WEBTo help expand the pool of mental health care providers in New Jersey, the Legislature is considering a measure to enable all licensed clinical social workers to bill …

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Memorial Sloan Kettering opens new Bergen County facility

WEBA tour of the 110,000 square foot facility included Memorial Sloan Kettering contributors Stewart and Bonnie Krentzman. The first stop: kiosks where patients can …

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New Water Tests Confirm PFAS Contamination in Bergen County

WEBIn October last year, tests on five wells in Suez’s Hackensack system — of which Bergenfield is a part — showed PFOA levels of between 11 and 16 ppt, according …

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Bergen County launches regional EMS service amid shortage

WEBThe shortage of EMTs has led many towns to shut down their EMS programs altogether. Towns like Elmwood Park, Maywood and North Haledon in Bergen County …

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Residents approve plans to end combined sewer overflows

WEBOther estimates for the Guttenberg plant ranged from $500,000 for a sanitary sewer separation project to $100,000 over five years for green infrastructure planter …

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State lawmakers primed to add pet projects to budget

WEBMurphy’s own budget additions. This year, Murphy, a second-term Democrat, has already written into his own budget plan a number of line items for …

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NJ Elections: Who's running in Legislative District 33

WEBLong a blue district, Democrats make up 58% of the registered voters, while 11% are Republicans and most of the rest are unaffiliated. The Republican party did not field any …

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