Welcome to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health
AtlantiCare is providing a community health needs assessment of Atlantic County. Findings from this assessment will be utilized to prioritize public health issues and develop a community health implementation plan focused on meeting the identified community needs.
This survey should only take about 15 minutes to complete and is available to any resident of Atlantic County.
Fall into healthy habits. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate activity every week such as walking. Eat healthy meals and snacks that include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. Make time to unwind and destress. Attend routine health care visits. Regular checkups provide the opportunity to prevent, screen for, and manage chronic conditions. Get your COVID-19 booster and flu shot. You can get them both at the same time. Check out our Fall newsletter for more information and clinic schedule.
NJ Mental Health Helpline
(8 AM – 8 PM daily)
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/