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Grantee Blog 2020

Let’s Start these Community Changes

 

The Englewood Health Department completed Phase 3 surveys which finalizes our community needs assessment. We completed 18 key informant interviews, 3 focus group meetings and received 187 surveys via survey monkey. Currently our consultant, Karen Lowrie from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, is writing a report with program recommendations for improved, sustained and more equitable outcomes. After reviewing the report, the Englewood Health Department will choose the most suitable community based solution.

Though the health department is working with New Jersey Healthy Communities Grant we are also planning a fitness program with Englewood seniors through the Community Development Block Grant. We are partnering with The Gym and Adult Day Care at the Bergen Family Center. The goal of the program is to decrease the risk of disease complications among participants, increase physical activity and improve healthy lifestyles through education.

The Englewood Health Department has been conducting COVID-19 vaccine clinics. We have been able to fully vaccinate 300 individuals since February 2021. We will also receive 75 Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines specifically for homebound Englewood residents. We will begin vaccinating those individuals in April.

 

Photo: Mr. and Mrs. Ferer with out volunter EMT Mayor Wildes, Health Director Jim Fedorko and Public Health Nurse Claudette as they recieve their 2nd dose of the Moderna vaccine.

About the Grantee

City of Englewood Health Department

The mission of the Englewood Health Department is to protect and enhance the health of the people in Englewood. The Department accomplishes this mission by creating viable partnerships with organizations in the community and individuals, promoting healthy lifestyles and responding to critical health issues and disasters.