Current Events & Announcements
CHIP Wellness/Weight Loss
Spring into Health and Join a Wellness/Weight Loss/Walking Challenge!
Residents from towns/cities in Bergen County are invited to join the Fourth Annual Wellness Challenge which will kick start the Spring season.
The Challenge is sponsored by our Nutrition and Physical Activity Task Force and local health officers. The Challenges align with the Mayors Wellness Campaigns and offer free and reduced-cost fitness and wellness education opportunities that support positive changes in diet, exercise, and overall health.
2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
The latest Community Health Needs Assessment is now available!
The Community Health Needs Assessment is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in Bergen County. Subsequently, this information may be used to inform decisions and guide efforts to improve community health and wellness.
A Community Health Needs Assessment provides information so that communities may identify issues of greatest concern and decide to commit resources to those areas, thereby making the greatest possible impact on community health status.
Orthopedic Health Series
April 4th, April 18th & May 2nd
HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley is excited to continue the Be Well Community Lecture Series. This series is designed to educate members of the local community about ways to stay well and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.
All classes are offered free of charge. The Orthopedic Health series classes are conveniently located at the Westwood Recreation Department, 55 Jefferson Avenue, Westwood, NJ.
To register for any of these classes and others in our Be Well Series,
call 877-848-WELL (9355), or visit HackensackUMCPV.com/bewell.
New Wellness Program
for Bergen County Residents offered by
Ridgewood Health Department
in partnership with
Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department
Ridgewood Health Department in partnership with Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department offers a new wellness program for adults in Bergen County as part of the CHIP Wellness Initiative
Parks and Recreation and the Health Department are pleased to invite you to the first series of wellness programs being offered to Village of Ridgewood employees as well as Bergen County Residents. The programs are being held on the first Thursday of the month from 1pm until 2pm in the Pat Mancuso Senior Lounge. We invite you to bring a bagged lunch and spend your lunch hour with us learning about various health topics.
There is no cost to participate, however we ask that you fill out the attached registration form and return it to the health department.
We would love to hear any feedback regarding these programs including suggestions for future programs!
LUNCHTIME HEALTH SERIES
Free T’ai Chi Chih Classes in Fair Lawn
Free classes provided by The Valley Hospital
Event sponsored by the Bergen County Department of Health Services, Borough of Fair Lawn and Community Health Improvement Partnership of Bergen County
Every Tuesday from January 24– March 28
Registration is recommended (Space is Limited).
Contact Eric Ciavaglia at email@example.com to reserve a spot.
Fair Lawn Community Center
10-10 20th St,
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Questions? Please call Eric Ciavaglia at 201-634-2709
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.
*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