ERHC Description

Essex Regional Health Commission
is a regional health commission that functions in
accordance with NJSA 26:3A2-21 et seq,
to provide environmental health programs
within Essex County. The Commission also holds the
Local Core Capacity for
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant for
Essex County from the State of NJ.
Programs Conducted
Programs Conducted
Air Pollution Control
Underground Storage Tanks
Noise Pollution Control
Integrated Pest Management
Water Pollution Control
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Essex County Public Health Reserve Corps
Pesticide Control

Member Towns
Member Towns
Belleville
Cedar Grove
East Orange
Irvington
Livingston Maplewood Millburn Montclair
Newark
Nutley Orange South Orange

West Caldwell
West Orange



 

Carrie Nawrocki
Executive Director

WERE YOU AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY?

 

WERE YOU AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY?

EssexRegional Health Commission is Conducting Surveys and Focus Groups

to Identify Unmet Needs

 

 

In an effort to identify unmet needs related to Hurricane Sandy, the Essex Regional Health Commission is conducting a needs assessment of residents and business owners impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  The needs assessment includes a survey, or questionnaire, as well as focus groups, where people can participate in a discussion about their experiences.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 18:20

Read more: WERE YOU AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY?

Superstorm Sandy Survey

Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2012. The storm caused unprecedented damage to New Jersey’s housing, business, infrastructure, health, social service and environmental sectors. After the initial response, there is a long-term need to ensure that the outstanding health, behavioral health, and social service needs of Superstorm Sandy survivors are identified and addressed.

 

If you are a resident of Essex County and were impacted by the Superstorm Sandy, please complete the following survey:

 

2014 SUPERSTORM SANDY HEALTH AND WELL-BEING ASSESSMENT SURVEY

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8XZZW5Z

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 21:57

Essex County Public Health Conducts Emergency Preparedness Exercise

 

On April 30th, 2013 the local health departments for the towns and cities of Essex County, the Essex County Department of Health, Essex Regional Health Commission and other health partners participated in an Influenza Pandemic (flu) Functional Exercise.  This exercise helped prepare and tested the particiapants' ability to respond to a serious flu outbreak.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 17:49

Read more: Essex County Public Health Conducts Emergency Preparedness Exercise

Hurricane Season Began June 1st

 

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

With the devastation to Moore, Oklahoma caused by a gigantic tornado that touched down on Tuesday May 20 still a major focus of attention, and the memory of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in September 2012 still fresh in people’s minds, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging people to prepare for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1. In addition, the week of May 26 through June 1 is officially designated as National Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Therefore, the feature story for this issue of the Forum Newsletter is given over to preparedness tips and suggestions from FEMA.

FEMA’s ready.gov website provides information on how to prepare for hurricanes. They provide the following tips and suggestions:

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:47

Read more: Hurricane Season Began June 1st

Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents

 

The New Jersey Department of Health released a pamphlet: "Mold
Guidelines for New Jersey Residents" developed to assist residents on
addressing mold in their homes. 
 

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2013 18:14

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COCA Conference Call - National Grand Rounds: 2009 H1N1 Influenza and Asthma, tomorrow, November 10, 2009 at 11 AM ET

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CDC Novel Influenza A H1N1 Situation Update, July 2, 2009

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COCA Conference Call: Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae: Detection and Control, March 17, 2009 at 1PM EST

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COCA Conference Call: Investigating Respiratory Disease Outbreaks, March 3, 2009 at 1PM EST

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Conference Call: Investigation Update - Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections

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