Virtual Education & Resources
for Families and Healthcare Professionals
CJFHC offers these articles as a way to connect to the growing constellation of resources being made available to support NJ residents in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope these tools better position families and providers to make the most informed decisions they can about their wellness and safety.
Murphy Supports Nurture NJ
Last month, Governor Murphy announced his FY2022 budget proposal, which includes funding that directly supports recommendations outlined in the Nurture NJ Maternal and Infant Health Strategic Plan, which aims to make transformational change in a system that has historically failed our mothers and babies – especially our mothers and babies of color.

FDA Advises Parents and Caregivers to Not Make or Feed Homemade Infant Formula to Infants
The FDA has recently received adverse event reports of hospitalized infants suffering from hypocalcemia (low calcium) that had been fed homemade infant formula. Parents or caregivers of infants who have consumed a homemade infant formula should contact their healthcare provider and report any symptoms to their local Health Department.

Virtual Support Groups
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COVID-19 Support Groups
Webinars
The NJ Early Intervention System & The Role of the Pediatric Provider: During COVID-19 & Beyond

1 CME Credit will be awarded for participation

*First of two Think Babies webinars from NJAAP. 

Joseph Holahan, M.D., FAAP and Jennifer Blanchette McConnell, Ph.D.

NJ Early Intervention System. This presentation provides an overview of the New Jersey Early Intervention System and the importance of early identification and referral for services for infants and toddlers that may have a developmental delay or disability.


The Role of Stigma for Pregnant and Parenting Women in Addiction and Recovery

1-Hour On Demand Webinar
Provided by Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Deena Cohen, BA, CADC, WTS and Roseann Cervelli, MS, LCADC, CCS, CP

Our speakers will discuss the role of stigma in addiction and addiction recovery. What providers need to understand about stigma, stigmatizing language and how healthcare professionals can successfully lead women to treatment, healing and recovery by starting with compassion.


Addiction, Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

1-hour On Demand Webinar
Provided by Central Jersey Family Health Consortium Addiction

Debbie Riscica BS, OTR, CADC, WTS, CTTS

Speaker will discuss the risk factors for addiction, addiction as a brain disease and the impact of addiction and marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding on both mother and infant including Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Common misconceptions about substance use will be addressed.

You know the importance of vaccinations but you also want to keep you child safe. Do you maintain that schedule?

Dr. Margaret Fisher, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at Monmouth Medical Center offers answers.

Everyone has questions during this pandemic. View this webinar for tips on how to care for yourself, when to call the doctor, when to visit the emergency room and more.

Joseph Holahan, M.D., FAAP and Jennifer Blanchette McConnell, Ph.D.
offer an overview of the New Jersey Early Intervention System and the importance of early identification and referral for services for infants and toddlers that may have a developmental delay or disability.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Visit NJ's COVID-19 vaccination website. for updates regarding the state COVID-19 vaccination plan, frequently asked questions, resources, as well as other information for both public and health care providers. 

Maternal Immunization Task Force and Partners Urge That COVID-19 Vaccine be Available to Pregnant Individuals
Maternal Immunization Task Force and Partners Urge That COVID-19 Vaccine be Available to Pregnant Individuals

ACOG as part of the Maternal Immunization Task Force and 17 partners, signed a joint statement stating all pregnant individuals who choose to receive the COVID-19 vaccine must be allowed to do so in alignment with their state and local vaccination allocation plan. This includes the estimated 330,000 health care workers who are pregnant and should be allowed to receive the vaccine as part of the first phase of vaccine distribution plans. Read the full statement online. ACOG also released a resource for vaccine testing sites with eight key recommendations for vaccinating pregnant individuals.
CDC: When Vaccine is Limited, Who Gets Vaccinated First?
Because the supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is expected to be limited at first, CDC is providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first. CDC’s recommendations are based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts.

The recommendations were made with these goals in mind:
  • Decrease death and serious disease as much as possible.
  • Preserve functioning of society.
  • Reduce the extra burden COVID-19 is having on people already facing disparities.

County Resource Updates Due to Coronavirus (as of 3/4/2021)
Use these links to access updates on testing centers, diaper banks, food banks, clothing banks, employment assistance and other community resources.

Trusted Links
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium | Website