Tuesday, February 19, 2013
After taking the Madison Health Department's food handlers course, 71 percent of participants said they will make changes to their food handling practices based on the program.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Tuesday, February 19
The Madison Health Department says its two educational programs in January proved a positive experience for all who attended. A food handlers course held in Madison with more than 50 attendees, which will be available again in April, September and December, received an average 4.5 rating out of 5 on the program and presenters from participants. And after taking the Madison Health Department's new food handlers course, 71 percent of participants said they will make changes to their food handling practices based on the program, according to a health department news release. Pre- and post-tests showed a 34 percent improvement. All retail food establishments in the community are required to attend a food handlers course, and registration forms…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
80 people received the vaccination Monday.
The Madison Health Department administered 80 flu shots Monday and was scheduled to administer about 40 more Tuesday, Health Officer Lisa Gulla said. Overall, January has been a busy month for administering the shots. First, residents mainly seemed to be bringing children who are required to get them to stay in daycare and preschool programs. Then, as the number of people getting sick and the amount of media attention increased, so did demand, Gulla said. The department still has shots available by appointment while supplies last. Appointments can be made by calling the health department at 973-593-3079. New Jersey "is currently in the grip of one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory" and residents should take measures to avoid …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Shared service agreement will save Union County township more than $30,000 per year, Sprinfield's Board of Health chairman said.
Springfield Township has entered a contract with the Madison Health Department for public health services that was effective Dec. 1. Springfield Township Committeeman Marc Krauss wrote that the shared service agreement will save township more than $30,000 per year. "It is incumbent upon the BOH to find the best services for the best price," he wrote in a blog post on Springfield Patch. "We accomplished this through the shared services agreement with the Madison Health Department saving Springfield residents over $30,000 per year without sacrificing the level of services. It is my firm belief that Springfield residents are going to see more community outreach from the health department than ever before in the coming year." The contract …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Boro department handles everything from immunizations to pet licenses.
“Prevent, promote, protect “ is the motto of the Madison Health Department, but the municipal services office is adding another “P” — for "profit," or more accurately, increased revenues. That was the message of new borough Health Officer James Norgalis, who presented his department’s business plan for 2012 at the Borough Council meeting earlier this week. The plan calls for the department to expand the services it offers to other municipalities while allowing it to focus on the essential health services it provides to the borough. Norgalis, who came to Madison in June after six years in a similar position in Denville, reiterated his department’s mission: “We are also a law enforcement agency, to protect the public health,” said Norgalis, …