- Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health
- NJ Quitline - a free telephone-counseling service for smokers. 1-866-657-8677
- National Pet Wellness
- VIDEO VERSION - Division of Public Health Year-end Report 2018
Welcome to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health
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Move your way through Spring. Small steps can improve your physical and mental health. Daily activity reduces blood pressure and lowers risk of heart disease. It also can ease feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, and help you get a good night's sleep. •10 minutes of stretching is like walking the length of a football field.
•20 minutes of vacuuming is like walking one mile.
•30 minutes of grocery shopping every other week for a year is like walking a marathon.
Check out Your Health Your Life and our Walking Guide for more information.
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Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance
Visit nj.gov/health for additional information
NJ Mental Health Helpline
(8 AM – 8 PM daily)
COVID-19 Boosters for Immunocompromised
Atlantic County COVID-19 Testing
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
COVID-19 Information for Veterans
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule for People with a Weakened Immune System
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In September 2017, New Jersey's reference level for high childhood lead exposure dropped from 10 ug/dL to 5 ug/dL. This means that more children will likely be identified as having an elevated blood lead level—allowing parents, doctors, public health officials, and communities to take action earlier to reduce the child's future lead exposure. Children can be exposed to lead through lead-based paint, toys, certain parental occupations or hobbies, soil, dust, drinking water, air and food. Children put their hands in their mouths more often than adults. It's especially important for them to wash their hands before eating and after playing outside. If a child has lead in his or her blood, it can affect IQ, ability to pay attention, hearing and speech, behavior, growth and development, and academic achievement. All children should be screened at age 1 and 2, or by age 6 if they were never previously tested. Speak with your child's pediatrician to get a lead screening. If your child is uninsured or underinsured, call 609-645-7700 ext. 4500 to check for eligibility and make an appointment for a grant-funded lead screening. For more information visit: http://www.state.nj.us/health/childhoodlead/ or https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/
Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most pressing public health problems. Americans of all ages can lower this risk by talking to their doctors and using antibiotics appropriately. Learn more