On Overdose Awareness Day, Murphy Administration Expands Naloxone Distribution and Brings Overdose Data to Action
The New Jersey Department of Health signed two standing orders to drastically expand access to naloxone, the lifesaving medication used to reverse an opioid overdose, and launched the New Jersey Overdose Data Dashboard, which displays information about naxolone administrations, opioid prescriptions, drug-related hospital visits and more.
National Leader in Advancing Birth Equity Awarded NJ Department of Health Grant To Strengthen, Expand Community Doulas
The New Jersey Department of Health announced the award of a grant to HealthConnect One to establish a Doula Learning Collaborative to increase the number of trained community doulas — professionals who provide culturally appropriate, social and emotional support to pregnant women throughout the prenatal period, labor and delivery, as well as the postpartum period.
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Instituting Vaccination or Testing Requirement for All Preschool to Grade 12 Personnel
This requirement will strengthen protections against the spread of COVID-19, including the highly transmissible Delta variant, to children in school settings, many of whom are under 12 years old and not yet eligible for vaccination.
FDA/CDC Authorize Third Dose of Pfizer, Moderna for Immunocompromised Individuals
The FDA and CDC have authorized a third dose of free Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems after an initial two-dose vaccine.
Acting Governor Oliver Announces Murphy Administration’s Support of Legislation to Preserve and Expand Access to Harm Reduction Centers Statewide
The Murphy Administration announced support for new legislation that would independently establish harm reduction centers (HRCs) and the operation of syringe exchange programs, as well as eliminate municipal authority to close down syringe exchange programs.
New CDC Data: COVID-19 Vaccination Safe for Pregnant People
CDC has released new data on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people and is recommending all people 12 years of age and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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