Discover health and wellness events in Somerset County provided by our Partners and Coalition members. Partner With Us to learn more.

Bariatric Support Group

Online Support Group

This meeting is open to all patients who have undergone or are considering undergoing bariatric surgery. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3bmNwOH

Better Breather’s Club

Online Support Group

A support group that promotes the management of COPD and other chronic lung disease (such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer); offers a sense of belonging and hope; and aims to improve quality of life. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3aRlmLm

Tongue-Tied? Speak Up on Speech Impediments

Online

During this webinar, understand the difference between speech and language disorders, common speech disorders such as stuttering, apraxia and dysarthria; the difference between receptive, expressive and mixed expressive-receptive language disorders, risk factors, signs & symptoms, causes, related health condition that alter speech such as stroke and aphasia, diagnostic tools, and treatment options. Caitlin Rusak, CCC-SLP, …

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Exotic Produce: The Cream of the Crop!

Online

During this webinar, learn about unusual fruits and vegetable like Jicama and Rambutan, nutritional values, the health benefits of each, how to incorporate them into your diet and where they may be purchased.  A cooking demonstration with healthy recipes will follow. Tia Hagins, RD, community nutritionist Peter Pascale, executive chef   To register, visit  https://www.rwjbh.org/~/events/event/?event=23475 …

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Herd Immunity: Are We There Yet?

Online

During this webinar, understand the immune system, the different types of immunity, signs of a weak immune system, causes, how the body develops immunity, the role of vaccinations, vaccine composition, recommended inoculations, the importance of herd immunity and if it has been reached in the present COVID-19 pandemic. Ron Nahass, MD, infectious disease and chief …

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Stroke Support Group

Online Support Group

To register, visit https://bit.ly/2S5N3cD

On the Level about Cholesterol

Online

During this webinar, learn about cholesterol, the role it plays in cardiovascular health, the recommended range, the difference between LDL and HDL, modifiable and unmodifiable risk factors, causes of elevated levels, diagnostic tools, suggested frequency of screenings and strategies to your lower cholesterol. Megan Madara, APN, MSN, RN, advance practice nurse   To register, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/~/events/event/?event=23478 …

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Better Breather’s Club

Online Support Group

A support group that promotes the management of COPD and other chronic lung disease (i.e. asthma, pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer), offers a sense of belonging and hope and aims to improve quality of life. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3xAFSJU

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Online

Children face many stressors including bullying and peer pressure to vape or consume other substances.  Understand how to help your children or youth who are experiencing challenges or addictions by learning typical adolescent development and a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, …

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HEALTHIER SOMERSET 
2021 EVENTS

MONTHLY COALITION MEETINGS

The Healthier Somerset Coalition meets monthly on the third Tuesday of every month except for the month of August virtually or in the RWJUH Somerset Community Health conference room.

DATES:  January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, September 21, October 19, and November 16  

ADVISORY BOARD MEETINGS

The Healthier Somerset Advisory Board meets on the second Thursday of each month except August. Meetings are held from 9 to 10 a.m. virtually in the RWJUH Somerset Community Health conference room.  

DATES:  January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 8, July 13, September 9, October 14,  November 11, and December 9 

SOMERSET COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT& COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN KICK OFF

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset announces the kick-off of the 2022-2024 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) at a virtual meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 16 at 9:00 a.m. 

DATE:  March 16

ANNUAL HEALTHY WORKPLACE RECOGNITION AWARDS

Healthier Somerset’s Employee Wellness Breakfast is presented annually by the Worksite Wellness Committee. The breakfast features a keynote presentation on wellness programs and a panel discussion on best practices.  Previous keynotes include senior wellness directors from Sanofi U.S., Verizon Wireless, Norris McLaughlin, Affinity Federal Credit Union, and Johnson & Johnson.

DATE:  October 2021 (Date TBD)

ANNUAL MEETING AND RECOGNITION BREAKFAST

Healthier Somerset hosts its Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast each December. Program highlights include a review of coalition activity and recognition of notable accomplishments that advance Healthier Somerset’s mission.

DATE:  December 21

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