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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 “As of June 30th 2018 No Jersey Lincoln Park Dialysis will officially close operations”

To find another center you can go to Dialysis Finder

Tidy The Trail

Volunteers needed June 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM  to donate a few hours and help clean along the Morris Canal Trail. We will meet at the trail kiosk on Windsor Drive. Bring gloves and clippers if you have them.Call 973-270-2036 /2040 for more information.

Morris Canal

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

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
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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

The Lincoln Park Health Department is supporting the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we challenge everyone to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day.

Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life?

Here are just a few benefits of physical activity:

  • Children and adolescents – Physical activity can improve muscular fitness, bone health, and heart health.
  • Adults – Physical activity can lower the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.
  • Older adults – Physical activity can lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning (like learning and judgment skills).

 Yet most people don't get the recommended amount of physical activity. Physical activity is for everyone. No matter what shape you are in, you can find activities that work for you. Together, we can rise to the challenge and get more active during the month of May!

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Recommendations

AgeRecommendations

6 to 17 years

Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity daily.

  • Aerobic: Most of the 60 or more minutes a day should be either moderate-a- or vigorous-intensityb aerobic physical activity, and should include vigorous-intensity physical activity at least 3 days a week.
  • Muscle-strengthening:c As part of their 60 or more minutes of daily physical activity, children and adolescents should include muscle-strengthening physical activity on at least 3 days of the week.
  • Bone-strengthening:d As part of their 60 or more minutes of daily physical activity, children and adolescents should include bone-strengthening physical activity on at least 3 days of the week.
  • It is important to encourage young people to participate in physical activities that are appropriate for their age, that are enjoyable, and that offer variety.

18 to 64 years

  • All adults should avoid inactivity. Some physical activity is better than none, and adults who participate in any amount of physical activity gain some health benefits.
  • For substantial health benefits, adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. Aerobic activity should be performed in episodes of at least 10 minutes, and preferably, it should be spread throughout the week.
  • For additional and more extensive health benefits, adults should increase their aerobic physical activity to 300 minutes (5 hours) a week of moderate-intensity, or 150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity activity. Additional health benefits are gained by engaging in physical activity beyond this amount.
  • Adults should also include muscle-strengthening activities that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week.

65 years and older

  • Older adults should follow the adult guidelines. When older adults cannot meet the adult guidelines, they should be as physically active as their abilities and conditions will allow.
  • Older adults should do exercises that maintain or improve balance if they are at risk of falling.
  • Older adults should determine their level of effort for physical activity relative to their level of fitness.
  • Older adults with chronic conditions should understand whether and how their conditions affect their ability to do regular physical activity safely.

https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/appendix-1/

blood donation

Donors Needed


Severe blood shortage 
One blood donation can save three lives!
Call 201-251-3703
Save a life - or three!!

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