PHU2 Actions of the Week

CHRONIC DISEASE

12/10/18

MANAGE HOLIDAY STRESS

You can be productive during the busy holiday season without sacrificing your personal health. Slow down and take time for yourself; incorporate deep breathing, journaling, or listen to a meditation app.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL

12/03/18

DON'T WRECK THE HOLIDAY SEASON

December is National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month. Avoid tragedy this season by driving sober.

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

11/26/18

STAY CURRENT ON YOUR CHILD'S IMMUNIZATIONS

Frequently view your child's immunization schedule to stay current on recommended immunizations.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

11/19/18

HAVE YOUR HEATING SOURCE INSPECTED

Wood stoves and fireplaces could present a fire hazard during the winter; Have your heating systems inspected before use.

CHRONIC DISEASE

11/12/18

MAKE A PLAN TO QUIT SMOKING

Participate in this year's Great American Smoke Out by planning to quit smoking by 11/15/2018.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

11/5/18

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE MEASLES

Measles is a highly contagious disease that can be prevented with the MMR vaccine. If you are unsure of your vaccine history, consult with your primary care provider.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

10/29/18

PREVENT LEAD POISONING BY TESTING YOUR HOME

Homes built before 1978 are likely to contain lead-based paint. Lead paints and contaminated dust are the leading cause of childhood lead poisoning. Have your home and child tested to ensure there are no lead hazards.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL

10/22/18

CHECK YOUR MEDICATION EXPIRATION DATES

Check the expiration dates or review your medications with a local pharmacist to ensure your medications are not expired.

CHRONIC DISEASE

10/15/18

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A BREAST EXAMINATION

Breast cancer screenings are important for early breast cancer detection. It is recommended that women get an annual breast examination and women 50-74 years of age should get a mammogram every two years.

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

10/08/18

GET A TDAP VACCINATION TO PROTECT NEWBORNS

Whooping cough (Pertussis) is a very severe condition that causes infants to stop breathing. Pregnant women and adults can protect newborns by getting a Tdap vaccination.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

10/1/18

GET YOUR FLU SHOT

Prevent getting sick with the flu this season by getting your flu shot.

CHRONIC DISEASE

9/24/18

DECREASE THE RISK OF OSTEOPOROSIS WITH EXERCISE

Incorporate strengthening exercises into your routine to increase bone density.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

9/17/18

REMOVE TRIPPING HAZARDS IN YOUR HOME

De-clutter your home to prevent injury from an accidental fall.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL

9/10/18

SEEK RECOVERY

Recovery is possible. If you are struggling with an Alcohol or Drug addiction seek out professional help today.

CHRONIC DISEASE

9/3/18

PACK HEALTHY SNACKS

17% of Children in the U.S. are considered obese. Lower your child’s risk by packing lunchboxes with tons of fruit and veggie options.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

8/27/18

WASH YOUR HANDS

The flu season is coming. Wash your hands frequently to prevent the flu.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

8/20/18

STAY INFORMED

Register to receive wireless emergency alerts and watch the weather channel regularly to stay informed of expected natural disasters.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

8/13/18

WEAR BUG SPRAY

Apply EPA-registered insect repellent when spending time outdoors to prevent tick and mosquito bites.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

8/06/18

STAY CURRENT WITH IMMUNIZATIONS

Be sure your immunizations are up to date. Visit cdc.gov/vaccines for an immunization schedule.

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

7/30/18

CHOOSE BREASTFEEDING

Talk to your health care provider about the benefits of breastfeeding.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

7/23/18

GET SCREENED FOR HEPATITIS C

Call the Ocean County Health Department today to schedule a free hepatitis C screening (732) 341- 9700 Ext. 7604.

CHRONIC DISEASE

7/16/18

SCREEN YOUR SKIN

Skin cancer may be prevented through early detection. Routinely check your skin for new spots.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL

7/9/18

ARRIVE ALIVE, DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE
Every 51 minutes, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

7/2/18

CARRY IN, CARRY OUT

Keep our beaches clean by throwing your garbage in designated trash bins.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

6/25/18

KNOW YOUR STATUS

Get tested this week to know your HIV status. Call 732.341.9700 ext.7604 for information on free testing.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

6/18/18

VACCINATE YOUR PETS

Please call the Northern Ocean Animal Facility at (732) 657-8086 or the Southern Facility at (609) 978-0127 for a free rabies vaccine today.

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

6/11/18

INTRODUCE HEALTHY FOODS.

Good nutrition in the first two years of life are vital for healthy child development.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

6/04/18

KEEP CALM AND TREAD ON.

If you're caught in a rip current, stay calm and swim parallel to the shore line.

CHRONIC DISEASE

5/28/18

BE A QUITTER!

Participate in "World No Tobacco Day" on May 31, 2018.

CHRONIC DISEASE

5/21/18

BEAT THE HEAT!

Lower your risk of a heat-related illness by staying hydrated on hot days.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL

5/14/18

AVOID DRUGS AND ALCOHOL WHILE PREGNANT

Protect your child and prevent drug and alcohol related birth defects by avoiding drugs and alcohol.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

5/7/18

WATCH YOUR BACK

Maintaining good posture helps prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

CHRONIC DISEASE

4/30/18

APPLY SUNSCREEN IN THE MORNING AND REAPPLY EVERY FEW HOURS WHILE YOU ARE EXPOSED TO THE SUN

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

4/23/18

DON'T FORGET TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR CHILD'S IMMUNIZATIONS THIS WEEK!

Through immunization, we can now protect infants and children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.

CHRONIC DISEASE

4/16/18

INCLUDE ONE OR MORE SERVINGS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN A MEAL THIS WEEK

Eating a healthier diet can reduce the risk of future chronic Diseases.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL

4/9/18

TALK TO YOUR TEENS ABOUT THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

Talking to your children about drugs and alcohol can reduce the risk of them participating in the future.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

4/2/18

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR FLU SHOT

It is important to get your flu shots to protect yourself and reduce your risk of getting sick.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

3/26/18

CHECK IF YOUR CLEANING SUPPLIES AND MEDICATIONS ARE OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

It is important to keep poisons that may resemble drinks and juices that will harm your children out of reach.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

3/19/18

DON’T MIX RECYCLING AND GARBAGE IN THE SAME CONTAINERS

Protect the environment that you live in and stop pollution by recycling and reducing unnecessary waste.