Health Department

Mission


The mission of the Health Department is to prevent, promote and protect.  Prevent disease, promote healthy living and protect the public from health hazards.

Services Offered

The Lincoln Park Health Department offers the services of a licensed health officer, public health nurse, registered environmental health specialist, certified health education specialist and registrar of vital statistics.  In addition, animal control services are offered through a shared services agreement.

Refer to the gold box to the left of the page for specific services and information.
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Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the Lincoln Park Health Department wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer.

HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, but many people with HPV don’t know they are infected.

The good news?         

  • The HPV vaccine (shot) can prevent HPV.
  •  Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests and follow-up care.In honor of National Cervical Health Awareness Month, the Lincoln Park Health Department encourages:
  • Women to start getting regular cervical cancer screenings at age 21
  •  Parents to make sure pre-teens get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12

Teens and young adults also need to get the HPV vaccine if they didn’t get it as pre-teens. Women up to age 26 and men up to age 21 can still get the vaccine.

Thanks to the health care reform law, you and your family members may be able to get these services at no cost to you. Check with your insurance company to learn more.

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ReachNJ

If you’re worried about yours, a family member’s or a friend’s drug use, know that help is available. Learning about the nature of drug abuse and addiction—how it develops, what it looks like, and why it can have such a powerful hold—will give you a better understanding of the problem and how to recover. Nobody is alone. ReachNJ is an addiction treatment service to provid
e information on addiction resources available in the state of New Jersey. 

For more information: http://nj.gov/governor/reachnj

1-844-ReachNJ 24 hours/7 days a week

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Morris County Prevention is Key


Prevention Key is a non-profit organization that provides education, training and other resources with issues of substance abuse, violence, ATOD dependence and emerging issues of concern to our community.
Morris County Prevention is Key

Military Veteran Peers for Families

MVP is a free and confidential helpline designed to help veterans and their families. The helpline is dedicated to being an extra resource to assist our veteran families. MVP operates as a free and confidential support network for the family of veterans and active duty personnel. The helpline helps answer any question or concern a family member may have about veteran benefits and services.

Whether they are calling about a family member that is a veteran or currently serving over- seas, MVP is here to help. The MVP helpline works in conjunction with Vets4Warriors and NJVet2Vet programs. We would like to partner with your borough in an effort to provide community outreach for your veteran constituents and their families. The service is FREE & would be at NO COST to the town. Let us help spread the word about all the programs that are available to veterans in your community. All helplines lines are located in the call center of Rutgers University. The call is free and confidential. Thank you .MVP Flyer   MVP4Families-Power Point

Many veterans can suffer from  mental health issues. Starting a conversation about this can be difficult, but is necessary. Click to learn more Talking With a Veteran in Crisis 

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