HARDING TOWNSHIP BOARD OF HEALTH NEWS:
Clinics to distribute the annual influenza vaccine, flu shots, are planned for the beginning of October pending the receipt of our vaccine. Please call our Health Department Information Line for confirmation of the exact dates. The number for the Information Line is 973-267-8000, extension 1962. The vaccines are available free of charge to Harding Township residents 65 years of age or older, first aid and fire department members, and volunteers to township boards and commissions.
Harding Township and Morris Township will sponsor a rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 10:00 AM to noon at the Woodland Firehouse, 20 Dwyer Lane, Morris Township. Dwyer Lane goes between South Street and Woodland Avenue. The immunization clinic is open to dogs and cats only. Animals must be on leash or in a carrier
This summary is provided by L. Lanzerotti, Township Committee Liaison to the Bd of Heath. This report will also be appended to the Township Committee Meeting minutes of March 23, 2011.
Hanover released Health Educator Dorothy Zufall, Ed.D. as a cost saving measured.
Dorothy prepared health bulletins and news releases for use by the Hanover, Harding and Morris Township Health Departments.
Dorothy also conducted monthly meetings, some at the Harding Seniors and once at the Harding Library, but mostly at the Hanover Library. Harding residents were welcome to attend.
In order to meet the requirements of Public Health Practice Standards of Performance For Local Boards of Health In New Jersey (N.J.A.C. 8:52-1.1, et seq.) and the interlocal services agreement between Hanover and Harding, George Van Orden, Ph.D., will assume the position of Health Educator, assisted by nursing supervisor, Katherine Whitehead.
Instead of always creating original material for use as press releases and public information bulletins, we will use more generic material prepared by others, edited to meet local needs.
Instead of a staff person only delivering health messages, we will recruit specialists from the public health field, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry to deliver messages.
Instead of having special presentations on a monthly basis, health education will be incorporated to a greater extent at other Health Department functions, such as early detection screenings and flu shot clinics.
Instead of having a staff person answering all resident and employee questions, we may have to refer some questioners to outside resources.
Meeting of Board of Health, 8 April
Present: Sraceno, Allyn, Schmidt, Halsey, Platt. Annibal, Board of Health official
The Board reviewed the monthly report of the Health Department. Annibal noted that that state had partially restored funding for professional training of health officials and members of the Board.
As it has for several years in a row, the Board approved the use of a private swimming pool for the Harding Township Recreation Association summer day camp. It was noted that the pool safety installations and personnel in attendance for the day camp exceed state requirements.
The Board further discussed the fertilizer ordinance that had been discussed at its March meeting. The Board noted the controversy that had arisen in the community over the process by which the ordinance had been developed and concluded that it should not introduce such an ordinance but rather refer the matter to the Planning Board and the Township Committee.
The Health Department is having a free Female Cancer Screening on Thursday, March 25, 2010, from 9am to 11am at the Municipal Building. The screening includes an exam by a doctor, PAP test, blood pressure, and educational materials. Male Cancer Screening will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm in the Municipal Building. The screening includes; an exam by a physician, blood pressure, PSA blood test, and information material.