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Health Department

Health Department 2017-03-14T11:46:31+00:00

The Warren Township Health Department is governed by a nine member volunteer Board of Health. The Board of Health is a member of the Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission, a shared service between Bound Brook, Green Brook, South Bound Brook, Watchung and Warren, whose mission is to improve the health of our community and environment through the use of prevention services, health promotion and protection strategies.

The Warren Township Board of Health continually assesses the community’s health status, identifies priority issues and available resources, and implements policies to address identified issues. The Board of Health accomplishes its goals through the work of the Health Department staff; the Health Officer, Environmental Health Specialist, and Administrative Secretary/Registrar.

The mission noted above is advanced in Warren by educating and informing the public and business community about various topics such as healthy lifestyles and behaviors, proper food handling, emergency preparedness, septic systems and wells.

Improving child and adult health is accomplished by providing various services such as childhood immunizations, well-baby checkups, cancer screenings and education, blood pressure screenings, and wellness counseling.

Many of these services are provided through contracts and collaboration with our public health partners such as Community Visiting Nurse Association and Zufall Health Center.

Environmental health services and enforcement activities are also provided by this department. We inspect establishments and enforce sanitary and environmental laws related to wells, septic systems, restaurants, recreational bathing, youth camps, and body art, among others. We also respond to questions and complaints about mosquito control, hazardous materials, suspect rabid animals and other public health threats.

A traditional and continual activity of the department is constant monitoring for communicable disease, investigating disease reports and intervening to stop their spread when identified.

The Health Department’s Registrar of Vital Statistics maintains personal records such as birth and death certificates and marriage licenses. We also maintain many records for public health activities on Warren Township properties and in our regulated establishments.

The truth is we believe virtually everything is related to your health and the health of our community and therefore are willing and eager to talk to you about anything. If we do not know the answer we will refer you to an appropriate resource. So contact us as soon and often as you like. We look forward to it!

Health Official
Kevin Sumner
(908) 753-8000 Ex 237
ksumner@middlebrookhealth.org

Registrar/ Admin Secretary
Barbara Streker
(908) 753-8000 Ex 239
bstreker@warrennj.org

Envir. Health Specialist
Donna Ostman
(908) 753-8000 Ex 238
dostman@warrennj.org