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 OfferedThe 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.
The health department is now open by appointment only.
Call Kathleen Skrobala at 973-270-2036 for health officer and public health matters.
Call Maria Moeller at 973-270-2040 for vital statistics, food licensing, dog licensing and pool licensing.
Email REHS@bolp.org for inspection appointments.
On the day of your appointment call when you arrive and you will be let in through the main entrance doors. There is a sanitizer in the vestibule in the foyer. You are required to sanitize your hands before entering the building. All visitors are required to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing.
The best protection from ANY virus is keeping some distance between people, washing your hands well AND not touching your face. Click the link below for up to date information regarding the Coronavirus from the CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Men’s Health Awareness
June is Men’s Health Awareness month and June 21st is Father’s Day. Give the man in your life the gift of a healthier life.
· Encourage him to get a physical. Most of the factors that contribute to men’s shorter, less healthy lives are preventable. And that prevention starts with seeing a healthcare provider on a regular basis. Adult men in the United States visit primary care providers at lower rates than adult women. Establishing baselines for factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and PSA (a screening test for prostate cancer risk)—and monitoring how they change over time—will enable the provider to catch potentially dangerous conditions early, when they’re still treatable. You can download a helpful chart of recommended screenings at www.healthfinder.gov. · Encourage him to get physical. The benefits of physical activity on health outcomes are extensive, and many people find it difficult to get motivated for physical activity on their own. Rather than simply telling your dad to exercise and then hoping that he will, do it with him. Join a recreation league at your local community center, sign up for group personal training sessions to get fit together, or simply make a routine out of regular walks. Simple, yes, but not always easy.
· Let him know you care. One reason men disregard their own health is that they’re too busy taking care of everyone else. What they don’t realize, however, is that if they die early, they’ll be hurting the very people they’ve worked so hard to protect. So remind him that you and your other family members love him and need him to be alive and healthy for as long as possible.
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
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
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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