Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Oliver and Commissioner Persichilli Announce Additional Monkeypox Vaccine Sites

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, and Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli today announced that New Jersey is opening additional vaccination sites for monkeypox in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, and Passaic counties for residents without a confirmed exposure who believe they may have been exposed or are at high risk for having been…

Murphy makes mental health for NJ youth a top priority

Governor’s call to action recognizes adolescents and young adults still struggling with emotional aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic. Last Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy became the chairman of the National Governors Association during the organization’s summer meeting in Portland, Maine. In his new role, Murphy announced his “Strengthening Youth Mental Health” initiative to address the mental health…

Murphy drops most COVID-19 mandates, as NJ follows CDC 

After federal health leaders further relaxed COVID-19 quarantine guidelines, New Jersey will no longer require state workers, government contractors or employees of school districts or child-care facilities to be regularly tested for the coronavirus if they are not immunized, essentially making vaccinations optional for these groups. Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday immediately…

The Reason Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated At A Much Slower Rate Is Not Because They’re Reluctant

The early data we have on vaccination rates is incomplete, but one fact is particularly alarming: Black Americans are getting vaccinated at a much slower rate than their white counterparts. This is troubling given how hard the pandemic has hit Black Americans. But it’s also concerning because people often misunderstand why the rate is lower. Many are quick…

ACE Impact Team Aligns Efforts to Help Newark Residents Reach Greatest Potential

Five years of convening Newark’s ACE Impact Team has taught Keri Logosso-Misurell a crucial lesson: Fight the urge to reinvent the wheel. That’s why the ACE Impact Team, a joint effort of the Greater Newark Health Care Coalition (GNHCC) and Believe in a Healthy Newark Initiative, has borrowed strategies modeled by the Philadelphia ACE Task Force, Camden’s Hopeworks and…

United Way of Greater Newark Releases First-Ever Report on Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses in Newark

eport details findings from Emergency Small Grant Program, highlighting next steps for rebuilding Newark’s small business economy long term (Newark, NJ) November 16, 2020 – Today, United Way of Greater Newark (UWGN) released its first-ever “COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Grants Program 2020 Report,” detailing the economic impacts of COVID-19 on small businesses, both nationally and in Newark, including…