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Health promotion and educational materials are available free of charge. Health Education staff are available to provide free community health education presentations and participate in health fairs and other community events. To request materials, schedule a presentation or for more information please call 973-579-0370 and ask for the Health Educator.

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Guidelines for Prescription Drug Disposal

Communicable Disease Reporting Reqts

NEW JERSEY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

To expedite the reporting of certain diseases or outbreaks of disease so that appropriate action can be taken to protect the public health.

Reporting Requirements 

School Exclusion List

A School Exclusion List indicates for which illnesses a child must be excluded from, or kept out of, school. If you think that your child has an illness that can be spread to others, please keep him or her home from school. Contact your health care provider for further assistance.

School Exclusion List Brochure

School Exclusion List

Rabies

Rabies Information →

Wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, bats, foxes, and coyotes are much more likely to carry Rabies, however, dogs, cats, cattle (cows), or any warm-blooded animal can carry Rabies and pass it to humans.

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs →
are small wingless insects that feed solely upon the blood of warm-blooded animals. Bed bugs and their relatives have evolved as nest parasites. Certain kinds inhabit bird nests and bat roosts and await the return of their hosts; others have adapted well to living in the "nests" (homes) of people.

MRSA

Exhaustive information on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). →

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have become a major concern for public health officials and health care providers.

Influenza

AVIAN, PANDEMIC, AND SEASONAL FLU

The basics on influenza information →

Emergency Preparedness

Find out what we are doing to prepare →

What you can do to prepare →

A Public Health Guide to Emergency Planning 

Guia de Salud Publica Para la Planificacion Contra Emergencias

http://emergency.cdc.gov/ . The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.

Burn Wise

It is essential that people use clean well-seasoned wood and good fire building practices to reduce smoke inside and outside of the home. "Burn Wise" with Help from the US Environmental Protection Agency →

General Health

Increase your heart disease awareness 
Adult Immunizations 
Travel tips for going overseas 
Why should I have a colonoscopy? 
Body Image for Men and Women 
Bone Health 
Mental Health 

Outdoor Wood Boilers

An outdoor wood boiler is a wood-fired water heater that is located outside. The fires in the large fire boxes heat water that is circulated through underground pipes into a building or home. The energy may be used to heat homes, domestic hot water, greenhouses, swimming pools, and more. The units produce dense smoke because they have short stacks that disperse smoke poorly. Since, these units are intended for use year around, they are constantly emitting smoke. Outdoor Wood Boilers →

Department of Environmental and Public Health Services Home

A program of the Department of Environmental and Public Health Services
Herbert J. Yardley, Administrator/Health Officer health@sussex.nj.us


Offices located at
201 Wheatsworth Road
Hardyston Township
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Mailing Address:
201 Wheatsworth Road
Hamburg, N.J. 07419

Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone 973-579-0370
Fax 973-579-0399




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