Public Health Nursing Services

Perinatal Program
Well Child and Adolescent Program
Safe Syringe Disposal Program
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Communicable Disease
Adult Immunizations
Adult Health Promotion
Exercise and Fitness
   


Perinatal Program

Public health nurses support pregnant women by providing information on nutrition, health habits, labor and delivery, infant care and more. Help finding community services is also available.

From the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Influenza Vaccination: Frequently Asked Questions

Tdap Vaccination: Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccine Safety: Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Cocooning Protects Babies-Everyone in a baby’s life needs to get vaccinated against

whooping cough and flu!


Food Safety for Moms-To-Be  

March of Dimes
Your Baby Eats the Fish You Eat
Sounds of Pertussis -Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial disease that can be fatal for infants. Babies can get pertussis from those who are closest to them. Talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated or call the Long Beach Island Health Department at 609-492-1212


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Did you know Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is the #1 preventable developmental disability? It is caused by a mother drinking during her pregnancy. There is NO safe time, amount, or type of alcohol to consume during the 9 months of pregnancy.

Alcohol-Free Pregnancy New Jersey

informative resources, links, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and other media about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and how to have a healthy alcohol-free pregnancy.

 

Be in the Know

Provides health professionals and families with current information and resources on FASD and the use of alcohol during pregnancy.

Don’t Drink and Deliver (A Cup of Health with CDC)

Healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy play a key role in the ultimate outcome of a pregnancy; one of the greatest dangers to an unborn child is alcohol. In this podcast, Dr. Clark Denny discusses the importance of women abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy.
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Mom's Quit Connection
Free and individualized counseling services and support for pregnant women and new mothers trying to quit smoking.

1-888-545-5191


 
Breastfeeding Resources
Breastfeeding — Best For Baby. Best For Mom.
Breastfeeding Helpline 1-800-994-9662
~Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., EST
~Trained Breastfeeding Peer Counselors from the National Women's Health Information Center can help with common breastfeeding questions on
issues ranging from nursing positions to pumping and storage, and provide support to make breastfeeding a success.
 
Using a Breast Pump
Breastfeeding Laws 
Public Breastfeeding in New Jersey
Monmouth / Ocean Breastfeeding Consortium of New Jersey
HMBANA-certified milk bank



Well Child and Adolescent Program

Provides physical examinations and immunizations to infants, children and adolescents through age 18, including kindergarten and college entry, sports, working papers, and camp physicals.
Cost: $10.00
Call for appointment.

 

 

 

Keep your kids healthy. cdc.gov/parents



Immunization Information

From New Jersey Department of Health:


 this survey 
Put your medicines up and away and out of sight

Surrounding Our Kids with the Opportunity for Physical Activity
Surrounding Our Kids with Clean Air
Surrounding Our Kids with Safety

 

Parents Quit Smoking for Good
A website to help moms and dads create their own personalized quit plans.

NJ WIC
provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five.
Call Ocean County Health Department at (732) 341-9700 Ext. 7520 or (800) 342-9738 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

OceanResourceNet is a free web tool providing a wide range of information about support, resources, and services for families in Ocean County.

 

 

Safe Kids Latest Product and Safety News

Check out our Product and Safety News!

 

 

 

Parents Course
Free Alcohol Prevention Course for Parents

Help your teen to make safer and healthier decisions!



AlcoholEdu for Parents helps parents to understand Social Host Liability, dispels common misperceptions about underage drinking, assists with strategies and techniques for monitoring and setting rules, gives guidance on what to do if your teen is experimenting, and get expert advice for dealing with common situations.

The course takes approximately 15 minutes! Access is Free and Easy!:
1. Visit: http://highschoolparents.alcoholedu.com
2. Under New User type: share
3. Click “Sign Up”!


Safe Syringe Disposal Program

The improper disposal of syringes or lancets used at home poses a potential health hazard to the community.  Although rare, diseases as serious as Hepatitis B and AIDS can also result from accidental needle sticks. Loose syringes thrown into household trash could be misused if they fall into the wrong hands. Also, these items could injure small children, pets and wildlife.
(Source: http://www.state.nj.us/health/eoh/phss/syringe.pdf)

Residents may drop off used syringes or lancets at the Long Beach Island Health Department office.
To insure the health and safety of all, please observe the following:

*Place syringes in a small rigid container with well fitting lid, preferably a 1 pound coffee can.
*Call for an appointment.
*Please DO NOT LEAVE outside unattended.
 

 

Southern Ocean Medical Center accepts sharps from residents for disposal.
• Contact information:  Family Resource Center at Ocean Club,  609-978-3559
  700 Rt. 9 South, Stafford, NJ 08092
• There is a onetime $10.00 registration fee. Residents cannot use their own containers. Upon registration, the hospital will issue residents a sharps container. The hospital will swap out the containers during each drop off.



Lead Poisoning Prevention
Today, childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet an estimated 250,000 U.S. children have elevated blood-lead levels. A simple blood test can prevent permanent damage that will last a lifetime. 

All children under 6 years of age in New Jersey are at risk of lead poisoning. Contact your child's health care provider to have him or her tested. Most insurances cover the cost of lead screening.

The Long Beach Island Health Department provides lead poisoning prevention education and blood lead level testing for children under 6 years of age, who are uninsured or do not have any other means of obtaining the screening. Call 492-1212 to speak with a public health nurse.

To learn more:
Lead Poisoning Prevention

Safe Kids Latest Product and Safety News 

A Parent’s Guide to PICA

This tool kit is a guide for parents who have children who eat non-food items (pica). It will help parents learn about pica – what it is, why it happens, who to go to for help, and ways to try and prevent it.

 

 


  


Communicable Disease

A communicable disease is any disease that can be transmitted from one individual directly to another individual. Certain diseases, as well as disease outbreaks, are reported to the health department so steps can be taken to protect public health.

 

Disease detection, prevention and control activities include:

  • Investigation and reporting of diseases
  • Education and consultation regarding prevention and control measures
  • Influenza and pneumococcal immunization clinics
  • Child and adult immunizations
  • Immunization audits of the local schools and daycare
  • Health education programs and materials
  • Referrals
  • Tuberculosis testing and follow-up for Long Beach Island residents

Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic

HIV/AIDS Clinic
New Jersey's Rapid Testing Sites
AIDS/STD Hotline 1-800-624-2377

Norovirus

Q&A: Infectious Diseases and Cancer Patients


Mosquito Borne Diseases
West Nile Virus in New Jersey: Know the Facts; Protect Yourself (PDF)

Take Steps to Reduce Risk of Lyme Disease
Tick Borne Diseases

 


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Adult Immunizations
Available by appointment for travel, employment, college, or routine prevention.

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal-recommended for persons 65 years of age and older, persons under 65 with chronic disease, and adults age 18-64 who smoke or have asthma.
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis-one booster dose is recommended for all adults, especially those under 65, those (including women who may become pregnant and adults 65 and older) who expect to have close contact with a baby younger than 12 months of age, and healthcare professionals who have direct patient contact in hospitals or clinics.
Shingles-recommended for adults 60 years of age and older
Influenza

What Vaccines Do YOU Need?

 

Learn about shingles


 

Adult Health Promotion
Blood pressure screening, risk factor assessment, and health education

Long Beach Island Health Department
9306 Long Beach Boulevard
Peahala Park
2nd Wednesday --10:00AM -11:00AM

Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library
217 S Central Avenue
Ship Bottom
1st Tuesday --11:00AM -12 noon

Harvey Cedars Borough Hall
76th & Long Beach Boulevard
3rd Tuesday --9:30AM -10:30AM

Barnegat Light Borough Hall
10 East 7th St
3rd Tuesday --11:00AM -12 noon

What Is High Blood Pressure?


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Exercise and Fitness

 

Project Healthy Bones-exercise and education program for older adults who have or are at risk for osteoporosis. The 24 week curriculum includes exercises that improve strength, balance and flexibility. The program is currently for LBI residents only and runs from September to June. For more information, contact Ann Pepe at 492-1212.

 

LBI Family Walk