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Board of Health

 

 

     CHATHAM BOROUGH

     BOARD OF HEALTH

 

 

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

Public Health Services  - The Chatham Borough Board of Health contracts public health services through the Westfield Regional Department of Health.   Please visit the   Westfield Regional Department of Health website    for information on public health programs and services that are provided to Chatham Borough residents of all ages. Under the mandates of the New Jersey Public Health Practice Standards, and the ordinances and policies of the Chatham Borough Board of Health, the public’s health is protected through sanitary inspections, enforcement activities, disease prevention, and health promotion & education. 

Chatham Borough Board of Health Members

Six members are appointed to serve 3-year terms and two alternate members are appointed to serve 2-year terms. Appointments to the Board of Health are made the Mayor upon advice and consent of the Council.   Board of Health  Agendas and Minutes

Title

Name

Term

Member, President

  Lisa DeRosa

01/01/2020-12/31/2022

Member

  Kay I. Kaiser

01/01/2018-12/31/2020

Member

  Micki Chaput

01/01/2019-12/31/2021

Member

  Lara Freidenfelds
  (appointed to unexpired term)

01/01/2018-12/31/2020

Member

   Lisbeth Bringgaard

01/01/2019-12/31/2020

Council Liaison

  Robert A. Weber

Annual Appointment 2019

Member

  Andrew Zoltan

01/01/2020-12/31/2022

1st Alternate

  Shelliam Lee

04/23/2020-12/31/2020


Additional resource:  Emergency Action Planning Guidance for Retail Food Establishment


Board of Health Working to Improve Public Health Outcomes for Residents

The Board of Health has started two primary prevention based campaigns this past year.  The first is the implementation of a Tobacco Age of Sale (TASE) inspection program.  These inspections work to ensure teens and young adults, under age 21, are not able to purchase nicotine products including juules and electronic smoking devices in the Borough.

The other program is one that focuses on increased childhood lead screening and community awareness that there is no safe level of lead.  A description of these programs can be summarized by using #kNOwlead.

The Health Department provides public health and environmental health services as mandated by the State Department of Health. The Department also enforces the New Jersey State Sanitary Code, State laws and regulations, local ordinances, and policies established by each municipality’s local Board of Health. Each Board of Health is comprised of five to nine members of the public, appointed by the Governing Body of each municipality.

The Board also offers free child health clinics for physical exams and immunizations, and adult vaccination services to residents who are under insured or non-insured.  For more information on the health department and Board of Health provide please visit  www.westfieldnj.gov/health  or call Bridget Colendenski, Public Health Nurse at 908-789-4070 ext. 4472.

Public health planning and policies are developed, implemented and monitored by the Board of Health. Services provided include immunizations for children and adults, including influenza vaccinations, chronic disease screenings, disease and injury prevention, environmental inspections and licensing, including restaurants, animal control services, including rabies vaccinations, disease investigations, health education and tracking vital statistics.

Click here for the Board of Health Code