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

Losing the COVID-19

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In this webinar, understand the reasons individuals gain weight during the pandemic, barriers to maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI), socially-distanced exercises that will shed unwanted pounds, healthy diets and snacks recommended during quarantine, recommended daily caloric intake and common comfort foods to avoid. Jatirah “JT” Diggs, MS, ATC, athletic trainer Tia Hagins, RD, …

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MARIJUANA – WHAT WE DON’T KNOW CAN HURT OUR KIDS

Online
Virtual Event

Now more than ever, parents need to know the facts about marijuana to help keep our kids healthy and safe. Join us as Luke Niforatos from Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) talks about the “Lessons Learned from Legalized States." There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.

Free

Stroke Risk Screening

Steeplechase Cancer Center @ 30 Rehill Ave Steeplechase Cancer Center @ 30 Rehill Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876

Nutrition Dialogue with America’s Grow-A-Row

NJ

During this webinar, learn how local, freshly harvested foods can boost your health and reduce your risk of cancer.  Includes healthy recipe demonstrations. Evelyn Fuertes, NDTR, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Michelle Jansen, MS, MAT, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Shauna Alvarez, Chef, America’s Grow-A-Row   To register, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/~/events/event/?event=20392 Offered in collaboration …

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Taking Charge of Your Health Series

Online

Session I: Back to Basics Discussion on empowering and educating Black and Brown communities to lead a healthier lifestyle. Melissa Richardson DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Free

COVID-19 Strokes: A Dual Connection

NJ

Discover the connection between stroke and COVID-19, risk factors for each, causes, signs & symptoms, types of stroke, diagnostic tools including the role of telemedicine, treatment options and prevention strategies. Srinivasa Potluri, MD, neurologist Laura Smith, BSN, RN, CNRN, Neuroscience Program Manager   To register, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/events/event/?event=20376 Offered in collaboration with Friends Health Connection.

Stroke Risk Screening

Steeplechase Cancer Center @ 30 Rehill Ave Steeplechase Cancer Center @ 30 Rehill Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876

Includes blood pressure, total cholesterol/HDL, glucose, carotid artery, heart rate checks and counseling if needed. Fasting is not required. Steeplechase Cancer Center 1st Floor Conference Room Call 908-685-2814 for appointment.

Living Well with Diabetes Support Group

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Virtual Event

“Ask the Diabetes Educator” Welda Joseph, APN and Amy Walsh MS RD CDE https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/597623981 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 Access Code: 597-623-981

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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