Middlesex County launches Community Health Team
Middlesex County launches Community Health Team
A county-wide initiative that will educate and publicize the health and wellness services offered by the county to residents
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the Office of Health Services, Department of Community Services and other county departments and offices, has launched the Middlesex County Community Health Team, an on-the-ground campaign that includes door-to-door as well as remote canvassing by phone and text messaging. The purpose of this project is to provide information directly to residents at home on all resources and programs offered by the county, including COVID-19 vaccines and testing, telehealth, emergency rental assistance, REPLENISH, MCAT, and much more.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how limited access to county resources, including general health and wellness programs, can have a devastating effect on our community,” said Board of County Commissioners Director Ronald G. Rios. “On our road to recovery, the county is offering a variety of services and programs that go beyond COVID-19 resources to better serve our community and bring us another step closer to strengthening long-term health. of our county. Our goal now is to ensure that every county resident is aware of these resources and knows how to access them. Through their door-to-door efforts, the Community Health Team will help make this a reality.
“With COVID-19 the focus on recent health and wellbeing trends, the Middlesex County Board of Commissioners understands how vital our role is in ensuring our communities take a proactive approach when it comes to healthy living,” said Deputy Director of the Middlesex County Board of Commissioners, Shanti Narra. “The County, in partnership with key leaders in the health sector, recognizes that many of our initiatives related to the COVID-19 pandemic and social services require direct outreach to residents. And while engaging hard-to-reach communities on a large scale has been a challenge in the past, the Middlesex County Community Health Team will help break down barriers by providing access to valuable care information and insights. where they are most needed and focusing on bilingual awareness. Needs.”
“The Middlesex County Community Health Team is a comprehensive effort to provide door-to-door community information directly to residents about vital health and community services provided by the county,” said County Commissioner Claribel Azcona-Barber. “As a key part of this initiative, we encourage everyone in our Middlesex County community to get involved and reach out if you need help related to COVID-19, healthcare and wellbeing. , housing, employment or food with a member of our Community Health Team. ”
Although this is a county-wide initiative, the Middlesex County Community Health Team will begin operations in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy. In addition to raising awareness and educating residents about the health resources offered by the county, this initiative will connect multicultural families on a more personal level by prioritizing bilingual communication to ensure they receive support and a relief.
The Middlesex County Community Health Team will be going door-to-door daily throughout the county from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting Wednesday, February 9. Members of this team will always wear masks and observe proper social distancing protocols while engaging residents. Employees will be accredited with identification badges as the “Middlesex Community Health Team” and wear bright neon safety vests while working in the community.
For more information on the Middlesex County Community Health Team, please visit: Middlesexcountynj.gov/
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ
Middlesex County is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, three universities, 19 park systems, and world-class health care and research facilities, making it one of the fastest growing regions in the country and a leader in leader in technology, transportation, the arts and food innovation. As one of the most diverse populations in the country, Middlesex County has over 832,000 residents spread across 25 municipalities. Ranked #1 in the state for best schools, the county offers an award-winning vocational school system, county college, and workforce development creating a unique ecosystem in which opportunities abound. Conveniently located between New York and Philadelphia, Middlesex County has been a premier destination for businesses and residents to live, work and play – and has been since the 17th century. For more information, visit middlesexcountynj.gov a
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