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Visit 2-1-1, New Jersey’s community resource website, to locate where to go for help, how to apply and get information.
Featured CHIP Organization:
The Bergen County Cooperative Library System serves 61 libraries in Bergen County.
The Wellness for Bergen County Initiative
The Wellness for Bergen County Initiative, sponsored by the Bergen County Department of Health Services and the Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) of Bergen County, pledges to promote whole-body wellness for all the people who live, work, or attend school in Bergen County. The Initiative empowers individuals and families, organizations and business, schools, municipalities, and places of worship to take action towards holistic well-being and improved quality of life.
Responding To A Mental Health Crisis
The CHIP of Bergen County partnered with local law enforcement officers, mental health providers and advocates, planning and media specialists to produce a community health message on how to effectively respond to a mental health crisis.
The DVD and accompanying brochure are available for free here»»
Free or Reduced Cost Health Care and Services
The CHIP has compiled a comprehensive listing of free or reduced cost health care services available through a variety of organizations and providers throughout Bergen County. Categories of care/service include:
- Medical, Dental & Pharmacy Services
- Food Banks/Food Pantries
- Mental Health & Substance Abuse Assistance
- Homeless Services
- Medical Insurance
Click here to access the listing »
**Please always check with providers concerning available services and eligibility prior to your visit. The CHIP does not endorse the organizations and providers listed and is not responsible for inaccurate information.
HEALTH INSURANCE FOR BERGEN COUNTY RESIDENTS:
The Health Insurance Marketplace
Visit Healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596
Income and eligibility guidelines can be accessed at www.njfamilycare.org or by calling (800) 701-0710.
The North Hudson Community Action Corporation runs two centers in Bergen County where you can get further information and/or or enroll for health care. These clinics are in Hackensack, Englewood and Garfield. For additional information, visit www.nhcac.org/nhcacsites.html
Overview of Community Health Improvement Partnership:
The Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) of Bergen County currently consists of four task forces with volunteers from over 50 community organizations, businesses, schools, hospitals and private citizens, all interested in creating a healthier Bergen County. CHIP members develop, implement and promote initiatives to improve the health and lives of people who live, work, or attend school in Bergen County.
In 2013 following a county-wide health needs assessment, two health priorities were identified for Bergen County. Task forces are addressing these issues: Obesity Prevention, Chronic Diseases, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
The CHIP of Bergen County also created a summary report of the health needs assessment, called the Community Health Improvement Plan (The CHIP Report), which you can access by clicking on the link on the home page.
If you would like to participate in any of these task forces, click here or call (201) 634-2693.