CJFHC offers the articles below 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.
NJ Healthcare Quality Institute Guide to Telehealth
 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, telehealth is quickly becoming the most widely used option for patients across the state to receive care. Patients are encouraged to use telehealth for visits when possible during the COVID-19 pandemic

For a listing of weekly webinars and other Quality Institute resources, click here.
NJ Early Intervention System: Toll-Free Telehealth
Designated Support During Labor & Delivery
NJ Department of Health has authorized "one support person essential to patient care throughout labor, delivery and the immediate postpartum period," including a chosen "spouse, partner, sibling, doula" or any person an expectant mothers selects.

For full details, read the memo here.
New Mom Support Groups
Weekly Virtual Meetings Available
These are emotionally challenging times for pregnant women and new mothers. The worry you may be feeling can lead to anxiety or depression. Join our virtual support groups to connect with other women and build community with other mothers in this time of social distancing. Email Pat Vena today!

Click here to RSVP . (Kindly include the subject line:  New Mom Support Group .)
A Parent's Guide to Preventing Injuries During the Coronavirus Pandemic
As kids of all ages are spending more time at home, Safe Kids Worldwide has created several coronavirus resources and blogs on home, road and play safety to help educators and families protect children.

Patient Information Leaflet on 'Coronavirus and Pregnancy' in 22 Languages
This leaflet discussed the implications of COVID-19 on pregnant mothers and their babies. Should you visit hospitals for your appointments? Can you breastfeed if you have been diagnosed as having coronavirus? What questions should you ask?

Important Information and Resources for New Moms and Families

PRIORITY (Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY) is a nationwide study of pregnant or recently pregnant women who are either under investigation for Coronavirus infection (COVID-19) or have been confirmed to have COVID-19. This study is being done to help patients and doctors better understand how COVID-19 impacts pregnant women and their newborns.
March of Dimes: Birth Plan

March of Dimes recommends creating a birth plan to inform your provider who you want with you during labor, what you want to do during labor, if you want drugs to help with labor pain, and if there are special religious or cultural practices you want to have happen once your baby is born.

Birth plans available in English and Spanish here.
Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine

SMFM has compiled resources to support the work of OB care providers and their patients. Click here to access publications, clinical suggestions, online learning opportunities, informations for families, registries and more.
Maternal Health Learning & Innovation Center

MHLIC serves as a national resource to accelerate innovation and evidence-informed practices, connecting innovators from across the country who strive to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. Click here to access MHLIC's maternal health COVID-19 resources, upcoming events and more.
State and Local Resources
The COVID-19 Information Hub is updated daily and can connect you to testing sites in your county, business and unemployment information, job postings, health and medical advice among other services.
The New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard provides regularly updated statewide and county totals at a glance.
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium | Website