“The Regional Chronic Disease Coalition of Middlesex and Union Counties will work to strengthen partnerships to help our residents become healthier through education, screening and advocacy for the prevention of disease.”
• Implement evidence-based strategies of the NJ Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan statewide via Regional Chronic Disease Coalitions.
• Institute Policy, Environmental, and System (PES) change strategies that support and reinforce healthful behaviors and lower the risk for multiple diseases simultaneously, including the prevention and control of cancer.
The Regional Chronic Disease Coalition will accomplish these goals through a series of detailed objectives
within a specified timeframe.
Who We Are:
We are a group of diverse agencies that represents all segments of the public health system. Essentially, we are members who come together to work to develop and increase efforts to prevent and control Chronic Disease.
Some of our core members include:
• State-level affiliates such as the New Jersey Department of Health, Office of Cancer Control and Prevention, and New Jersey Office on Aging
• County-level agencies such as the Middlesex County Office of Health Services, Office of Aging and Disabled Services, and the Union County Office of Health Management.
• Municipal-level organizations such as Local Health Departments, Municipal Offices of Aging, Recreation Offices, and Town Councils.
• Non-profit and voluntary groups such as the New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society, Enright Melanoma Foundation, Jewish Renaissance Foundation, the Puerto Rican Action Board and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
• Private entities such as hospitals, insurance companies, universities and individually operating physicians and nurses.
What We Do:
• Host quarterly meetings with networking and presentations on pertinent chronic disease topics.
• Create a presence in the community by providing chronic disease awareness, outreach, and education.
• Network and build relationships with others who are interested in the prevention and control of chronic diseases.
• Stay current on chronic disease related issues and resources in our community.
• Promote and support member agencies' activities.
• Discuss, strategize and take action on legislative happenings.
• Continue professional development at public and private events.