CJFHC Receives $500,000 to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes

Central Jersey Family Health Consortium is one of thirteen organizations awarded to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes for Women and Infants to Provide Enhanced Care and Decrease Births by the Christie Administration. For the first year of funding, CJFHC will receive $300,000 to hire community health workers which will serve Middlesex County and $200,000 for central intake projects which will serve Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

On September 30th, 2013, New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd announced $13.5 million in grants to community health centers, maternal and child health consortia, local health departments and social services agencies to ensure women get health services they need to maintain their health, have an optimal pregnancy and a healthy baby.

"Evidence shows that improving a woman's health before pregnancy can greatly impact the health of her newborn, said Commissioner O'Dowd." Through this program we will continue to enhance our efforts to increase access to care and decrease premature birth and infant mortality.

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