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    Office of Public Health Nursing

    Our mission is to protect and promote good health for all Sussex County citizens through direct and responsive community endeavors.

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    Zika Virus  (El virus del Zika)

    Blood Pressure Monitoring Scheduled twice a year at senior centers during their regular meeting times.

    Child Health Conference (Well Baby Clinic) Well-child care for children from 0 to 5 years old (school entry).   Information and Schedule

    Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Blood lead screening and assessment of lifestyle and environment for sources of lead.

    Communicable Disease Control Investigation and reporting of communicable diseases. Surveillance for disease trends. New Jersey Reporting Requirements for Communicable Diseases

    Community Outreach Programs that partner with local businesses and agencies to target residents of all ages across the lifespan. Provide health education in a community setting.

    Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP) A blood screening tool used to evaluate organ function and assess general health.

    Emergency Preparedness Participation in S. C. Department of Environmental and Public Health Services Preparedness Team and S. C. Domestic Preparedness Task Force. Collaboration with County and State agencies in planning for maintenance of health and fundamental services in the event of a local, state, or national emergency.

    Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccination Flu vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine clinics at various sites within the County.

    Health-Check Adolescent & Adult Health Clinic services available for immunizations, blood pressure monitoring and nurse consultations on health related topics.
    Information and Schedule

    Health Education Programs Provided upon request to individual organizations, both private and public.

    Hepatitis B Vaccination Clinic (1st Responders) Hepatitis B vaccines administered to emergency responders, firemen, policemen and other people whose occupations place them at risk for contracting Hepatitis B disease.

    HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS information and referral for testing, AIDS Task Force. HIV Test Sites (pdf)

    Hypertension Case Finding Early detection of high blood pressure - targeted at the young adult population.

    Men's Health Screening Health education and instruction of self- examination to detect cancer in early stages. Includes PSA blood test.

    School Immunization Audit Yearly audit of preschool, elementary, middle, and high school student immunization records to ensure compliance with New Jersey law immunization requirements.

    Skin Cancer Screening Health education and instruction of self-examination skills to detect skin cancer in early stages.

    Sussex-Warren Chronic Disease Coalition The Sussex-Warren Chronic Disease Coalition utilizes community members and resource agencies to increase awareness, encourage prevention, and promote early detection of cancer and other chronic diseases.

    Tuberculosis Control Services Oversees surveillance, management and containment of tuberculosis, direct observation of medication therapy and client education.

    Women's Health Screening Health education and instruction of self- examination skills to detect cancer in early stages. Includes PAP test.

    Office of Public Health Nursing Team

    Public Health Nursing Staff.  From left: Michele, Maria, Ellen, Joan, Laura, Michelle, Marty

    Office of Public Health Nursing, Ellen Phelps, Director, Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Phone 973-579-0570, Fax 973-579-0571, health@sussex.nj.us

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