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The Board of Health Office is open Monday 9-1:30, Wednesday 2:00-7:30 and Friday 8:30-Noon.  For information regarding marriage licenses, death certificates or certified copies of marriage, death and birth certificates, please call 201-767-7204.

The Board of Health provides free blood pressure screening and health consultations for all residents at Borough Hall on the 1st Monday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Blood pressure screenings for Seniors will be on the 1st Monday of the month at the Community Center, 453 Broadway from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

The Norwood Board of Health provides “well-baby” care services through the Child Health Care Conference offered at  Hillsdale Borough Hall, 380 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale, New Jersey.  These services include administering required immunizations, routine laboratory tests, vision, dental screenings and nutritional advice.   If you do not have access to the services of a private pediatrician, the Child Health Care Conference is offered to you for assistance.  The Board of Health wants your newborn to be healthy! 

 Please contact the Board of Health Office should you have any questions.  We are here to serve you and your newborn child! 

 Congratulations!

 

Requests for Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates should be directed to Alexandra Goodman by calling 201-767-7204.  Marriage license and Domestic Partnership applications are done by appointment only

MARRIAGE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Female must be a resident of the Borough of Norwood and over the age of 18.  A witness who knows both parties and is over 18 is required to be present at the time the application is taken

  • Proof of Identification (i.e. Drivers License and Birth Certificate or passport)

  • Certified copy of legal paperwork (i.e. widowed, divorces or annulled)

  • Must know Father's name and place of birth

  • Must know Mother's maiden name and place of birth

  • The address and phone number of either party where they can be reached prior to the marriage

  • The address and phone number where the couple can be reached after the wedding

  • Location where couple is to married

  • 72 hour waiting period is required on all applications from the tome of initial application until the license is picked up

  • Marriage license is valid for 30 days from date of issuance

  • Fee is $28.00 payable by cash or check

Lower Your Risk For Breast Cancer

   Eat less fat.  Choose foods high in fiber, such as beans, bran, whole grains,    fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage    
   Increase your Activity: Women who exercise at least four hours/week cut their risk by 60%; 1-3 hours/week by 30%

   Limit your consumption of Alcohol

   Continue to do monthly self-exams and see your health care provider regularly.

Community Mental Health Services

Community mental health centers are private, non-profit organizations that receive government funds to serve residents in need of care.  Fees are on a sliding scale, based on ability to pay.  Services may include:  individual & group therapy, psychiatric evaluations, medication assessment, monitoring, specialized day programs and housing. 

Any resident of the Borough of Norwood in need of any assistance may contact vantagenj.org.  The nearest facility is the Dumont Center, located at 2 Park Avenue, Dumont, New Jersey.  Admissions phone number is 201-567-0059. 

 The following are specialized services that the Bergen County Department of Health Services also offers:

 Friendship House provides vocational rehabilitation, transitional employment services, job placement, job coach, and residential services for adults as well as pre-vocation, after school programs for adolescents.  Please visit the website at njfriendshiphouse.org

 Bridgehaven Housing provides housing and support services to seriously mentally ill homeless adults;  consumer operated.  Please visit the website at bridgehavenhousing.org.

 Advance Housing provides permanent supportive housing services to seriously and persistently mentally ill individuals throughout Bergen County.  Please visit the website at advancehousing.org.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Presented By:

INTENSIVE FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES OF BERGEN COUNTY

Series #2

 These workshops are for families who have an adult relative diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness. Family Education is an eight week program that meets from

 7 pm to 9 pm on

Tuesday Evenings at:

BERGEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: Behavioral Health Building, Room E218

230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

If interested in attending, please contact Intensive Family Support Services

Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare Inc. (201)646-0333 ext. 251, 252, or 253

 WEEK 1: May 14, 2013

PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS

Presented by Dr. Jack Dang, Medical Director at CBHCare, Inc.

Learn Important Facts about Medications that Treat Mental Illness

WEEK 2: May 21, 2013

MENTAL ILLNESS AND STIGMA

Presented by Marge Quinn, RN, LPC

Learn about Mental Illness, Stigma as a Barrier, and How to Build Awareness

WEEK 3: May 28, 2013

MAINTAINING PERSONAL WELLNESS

Presented by Marge Quinn, RN, LPC

Discuss Factors Related to Mental and Physical Health and how to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

*Consumers Welcome to Attend

WEEK 4: June 4, 2013

CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS: MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Presented by Peter McCaffrey, LCSW

Discussion of Treatment Options, Family Issues, and Support Programs

WEEK 5: June 11, 2013

FRIENDSHIP HOUSE

Presented by Margaret Lenino, Senior Therapist, Liaison at Friendship House

Learn about the Behavioral Health Services, Vocational Training, and Employment Support at Friendship House

 WEEK 6: June 18, 2013

CROSSROADS TO WELLNESS AND KOREAN AMERICAN OUTREACH SERVICES

Presented by Joanne An, LPC, ACS

Learn How These Two Programs Can Assist Individuals Living with Mental Illness 

WEEK 7: June 25, 2013

PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY SCREENING PROGRAM (PESP)

Presented by Lisa Montuore, LCSW, Bergen County PESP Program Manager

  Learn What You Can Expect when You Contact 262-HELP

 WEEK 8: July 2, 2013

A MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY STORY

 Hear a Personal Story of Recovery from a Bergen County Consumer of Services

*Consumers Welcome to Attend

 

 

 

 WEST NILE VIRUS INFORMATION

At the peak of West Nile Virus season (WNV), state and local officials have stepped up efforts to combat WNV with air surveillance and multiple environmentally friendly strategies in addition to pesticide. Increased efforts to prevent WNV come as the number of cases has risen to 15, including New Jersey's first death, an elderly Burlington County man. 

"This is peak West Nile Virus season and like the rest of the nation, high mosquito activity is contributing to spread of the virus," said Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd.  "Residents should protect themselves by using repellent, wearing long sleeves, long-pants and removing standing water on their property that breeds mosquitoes."

 The Department of Environmental Protection spearheads statewide mosquito control efforts by providing funding, equipment and expertise to counties for the surveillance, testing and control of mosquito populations.

 In response to heightened national concerns about West Nile Virus, the DEP is making additional funding available for testing of mosquitoes, Commissioner Bob Martin said, adding that the risk of transmission of mosquito-borne disease typically peaks in late summer and early fall.

 "This additional funding will help the state and the counties even more precisely target mosquito control efforts," Commissioner Martin said. "But it is equally important for people to take steps at home to protect themselves and their families. Just because Labor Day has come and gone does not mean the risk of disease transmitted by mosquitoes has come and gone."

 Robert Kent, Administrator of the DEP's Office of Mosquito Control Coordination, urged the public to remove all standing water on their properties that can serve as mosquito breeding areas, use repellents when outdoors in areas with mosquitoes (those with the active ingredient DEET are most effective), and report mosquito activity to county mosquito agencies by 888-666-5968.

 "Protect yourself and your family by remembering the three Rs - remove, repel and report," Kent said.

 Tips for limiting mosquito exposure include:

   *   Maintaining screen doors and windows

  *   Using insect netting on infant carriers and strollers

  *   Limiting outdoor activity at dawn and dusk

  *   Cleaning and chlorinating swimming pools that are not being used. A swimming pool that is left untended can produce enough mosquitoes to result in neighborhood-wide complaints.  Be aware mosquitoes may even breed in the water that collects on pool covers

  *   Using landscaping to eliminate standing water that collects on your property. Mosquitoes will develop in any puddle that lasts more than four days

  *   Maintaining mechanical barriers, such as window and door screens, to prevent mosquitoes from entering buildings. Barriers over rain barrels or cistern and septic pipes will deny female mosquitoes the opportunity to lay eggs on water

  *   Ensuring that gutters are not clogged and are running freely

 To date New Jersey has confirmed 15 cases of WNV from 12 counties including: Bergen (1), Burlington (1), Camden (1), Essex (2), Gloucester (1), Hudson (1), Mercer (1), Middlesex (1), Monmouth (1), Ocean (3), Passaic (1) and Salem (1).

 The elderly Burlington County man who tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) died earlier this week.  He developed fever, weakness and respiratory distress on Aug. 20, was hospitalized on Aug. 26. "Unfortunately the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of developing serious health complications as a result of being bitten by a mosquito infected by WNV," said Dr. Tina Tan, State Epidemiologist.  "We are urging all residents, and especially those most at risk to protect themselves against mosquito bites."

In 2010, there were 30 human cases of WNV in New Jersey, including two deaths. There were 7 human cases in 2011, with no fatalities.

For more information on WNV and prevention tips can be found on the Department of Health's website: http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/westnile/

And the DEP website: http://www.nj.gov/dep/mosquito/

 

 

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