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2018 Annual Report 

Every year, the Mount Olive Township Health Department creates a report on the highlights from the previous year's accomplishments and data. 

Some of 2018's highlights are:

ADMINISTRATION

 

  • Served as a resource to Town government by translating for deaf residents

  • Distributed gifts to 50 children of 24 families for holiday gift program

  • Distributed over 60 donated gift cards to needy individuals

  • Promoted Public Health as a career choice by hosting three interns from local colleges

  • Created the Mt. Olive Health Improvement Coalition to begin work on a community health needs assessment and improvement plan

ANIMAL CONTROL

  • Investigated 13 cruelty allegations with 11 resulting in direct action, including one indictment

  • Investigated over 50 animal bite cases, referring nine individuals for emergency post exposure treatment

  • Held two free rabies clinics, vaccinating over 400 pets

  • Took possession of a new animal control van

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

 

  • Educated public pool operators/owners on changes to State bathing code

 

  • Initiated protocol for surveillance and response to harmful algae blooms on Budd Lake

  • Hired a new Registered Environmental Health Specialist to fill the vacancy left by our retiring Chief Environmental Health Specialist of 39 years

  • Advised State Health Department on changes to the retail food establishment regulations


NURSING

  • Investigated over 230 reports of potential infectious diseases to prevent their spread in the community

  • Over 400 residents benefited from free and low-cost clinics and health screenings

  • Administered 577 influenza vaccinations

  • Investigated three incidents of measles exposures on travelers from flights into Newark

  • International Airport

HEALTH EDUCATION

  • Participated in monthly “Local Lives” radio segment on WRNJ Radio. Each live segment featured the health topic of the month, including sun safety, nutrition, and Lyme disease

  • Created monthly health education posters that were posted in public locations around the Township

  • Conducted key informant interviews and focus groups with township residents    to understand the health needs of Mount Olive

SENIOR TRANSPORTATION

 

  • More than doubled the number of medical transports for seniors compared to 2016

  • 58 new seniors signed up for transportation services

  • Applied for NJ Transit grant for $100,000 in operating capital and a new handicap  accessible van

  • Hosted the 42nd annual Township Senior Picnic

Click here for the complete report.