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

Better Breathers’ Club

Online Support Group

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://www.rwjbh.org/events/event/?event=24574

At the Core of Your Health: The Benefits of Pelvic Floor Exercises

Online

Discover the various conditions which stem from weak core muscles, signs, causes, diagnosis and treatments, including pelvic floor exercises.  Understand the benefits of pelvic floor exercises, the types of exercises, who’s an ideal candidate and if a referral is required. Ashwini Korgaonkar, PT, physical therapist Neel Shah, MD, urologist To register, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/~/events/event/?event=24609 

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Eating Disorders-Patient Support

Online Support Group

This is a staff facilitated discussion open to anyone suffering with an Eating Disorder. Every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.                  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/355332573 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 Access Code: 355-332-573 For more information, call the Eating Disorder Unit at 908-685-2847.

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Eating Disorders-Family Support

Online Support Group

This is a parent facilitated discussion. Every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.                                            https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/501486981 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (408) 650-3123 Access Code: 501-486-981

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Virtual Bariatric Support Group

Online Support Group

Anyone who is considering bariatric surgery as well as post-surgical patients are welcome to attend. The group will discuss topics such as healthy meal ideas; mindful eating; emotional eating; the importance of exercise; surviving the holidays; smart shopping and how to eat healthy while dining out. Tia Hagins, RD, community nutritionist Tuesdays:  October 12, November …

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HPV Vaccine: Cancer Prevention for Youth

Online

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. During this webinar, understand HPV, risk factors, causes, diagnosis, common health problems related to the virus, treatment options and prevention strategies, including vaccination and its benefits. Amanda Francis, DO, Obstetrician and Gynecologist To …

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National Maternal Health Awareness Day: Positive Pandemic Pregnancies

Online

This webinar will cover the importance of prenatal care, how to keep mom and baby well amid COVID-19, how to keep baby well should mom become COVID positive and if breastfeeding can continue, recommended wellness care, benefits of breastfeeding and prevention strategies. Sophia Viamonte, RN-BSN, IBCLC, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant To register, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/events/event/?event=25486 Offered …

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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  

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

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)

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