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Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.

New Jersey Spotlight’s Lilo Stainton sat down with CJFHC Family Connects staff to highlight on the transformative potential of Family Connects NJ, a groundbreaking home visitation program aiming to revolutionize maternal care in the Garden State.

There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.

Our free and virtual monthly parenting classes are designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to raise strong, resilient children through positive parenting techniques

Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership will host their annual Spring CAB Meeting and Networking event, with a focused presentation on Access to Care.

What if you could live with more compassion this week and share love with other people in your community, country or even the world? Turns out, you can!

On April 18, 2024, the Black Maternal Health Conference will take center stage, spotlighting the theme “Turning up the Volume by Partnering with a Purpose: A Focus on Black Maternal Health."

Give yourself and your loved ones the greatest gift this American Heart Month by focusing on making heart-healthy decisions towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.

Connecting NJ invites parents and their little cupids (ages 0-5 years) to cozy up at home and join our Early Childhood Development Specialists for a heartwarming crafting session. Get ready for a delightful experience where love and creativity come together in the comfort of your own living room.

The Preeclampsia Foundation welcomed a new group of officers to their 2024 Board of Directors today. Robyn D’Oria, MA, RNC, APN will serve as the new Board chair, having served previously as Vice Chair under the leadership of Immediate Past Chair Rakhi Dimino, MD, MMM, CPE. Robyn is the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium (CJFHC), a regionalized network of agencies and providers involved in the delivery of perinatal and pediatric services in central New Jersey.

It can sometimes be difficult to consider how exactly to recognize Black History Month. What can you do? Here are six ideas for honoring Black History Month.

Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced today that the Healthy Families America (HFA) affiliate, Central Jersey Family Health Consortium’s (CJFHC) Healthy Families Program has been accredited as a provider of high-quality home visiting services to pregnant families and families with infants and young children.

The South Brunswick Public Library is set to host a special and FREE event with Connecting NJ's incredible Early Childhood Specialists. Connecting NJ is set up to help parents explore community resources, connect with quality childcare centers, access early intervention services, and discover developmental evaluations and medical services.

CJFHC is excited to partner with the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ, Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative and the SIDS Center of New Jersey for an on-demand webinar: "Reducing the Risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death: A Guide for Healthcare Providers."
This recorded program is for nurses and other health professionals who work with families to learn the updated safe sleep guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep- related infant deaths.

First Lady Tammy Murphy today hosted a roundtable discussion to celebrate Maternal Health Awareness Day. During the discussion, the First Lady, Department of Children and Families Commissioner Christine Norbut Beyer, Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz, Assemblywoman Shanique Speight, and others discussed the importance of the recently launched Family Connects NJ program. Family Connects NJ is a new state program offering a free, voluntary, in-home visit by a specially trained nurse to support all families and their newborns within two weeks after delivery.

Join Rutger's ECHO to learn best practices for treatment, identify helpful community resources, and collaborate with a panel of Maternal Child Health and Addiction Medicine specialists and your peers. Together, we can help ensure that mothers in New Jersey can give birth safely with the treatment and support they receive within their community.

Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. So how can we stand up to them and choose joy instead? Check out these 5 ways!

Our Healthy Women, Healthy Families program, in partnership with the Childrens Home Society, is hiring for doulas to service Middlesex and Mercer counties. Doulas provide continuous emotional support, encouragement, and guidance to expecting parents, helping them navigate the challenges of labor and delivery.

Join us in person or online on Friday, January 26, 2024,, from 7:30AM - 1PM for a half day of seminars and discussion relating to vital and pressing maternal health issues. In conjunction with Maternal Health Awareness Day in NJ, we are hosting an interprofessional education series for all individuals involved in women's health and maternity care.

First Lady Tammy Murphy today celebrated Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of S-4119/A-5739, which ensures every mother has the right to a doula in a hospital or birth center.

New Jersey's Maternal Mortality Review Committee (NJMMRC) will hold a virtual mock case review. This mock panel will highlight an overview of the NJMMRC and its process, and a full simulation of a typical maternal mortality case review, including committee deliberations and recommendations.

The art of meeting new people, and establishing new relationships, is a genuine skill. And, you don’t even have to be a social butterfly to master it!

This recorded program is for nurses and other health professionals who work with families to learn the updated safe sleep guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep- related infant deaths.

This in-person town hall is for community members, healthcare professionals and anyone who is interested in learning more about New Jersey’s stillbirth crisis.

Fortunately, recent studies have shown that volunteering with people (or a cause you care about) can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues.

Positivity is key to creating an altruistic lifestyle in the New Year. If you want to start 2024 off on a high note, check out these tips for living a positive life this year.

If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

Every year, the Burke Foundation honors Community Champions, individuals whose work transforms the lives of families during the First 1,000 Days from pregnancy to age 2. Family Connects NJ Nurse Manager, Grysmeldy González, was recognized by the Burke Foundation as a 2023 Community Champion for her leadership in helping build New Jersey’s first universal home-visiting site. She believes in the power of connecting with families in the earliest weeks as a way of building a solid foundation for family bonding.

We’ve compiled a list just for you on last minute gift ideas that give back. Try some of these out to celebrate the holidays more altruistically this year.

Do you want more opportunities to give to your community? We’ve compiled a list of holiday fundraiser ideas to get involved in yourself or with other altruistic causes.

As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.

This delightful winter-themed craft nurtures various aspects of your child’s development. Engaging in the simple tasks of tearing, gluing, and coloring will boost your child's fine motor skills. Actively interacting with your child during this activity—asking about colors, images, and encouraging them to describe their actions—will fortify language, literacy, and problem-solving abilities.

Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.

Gratitude is about more than taking a second to say “Thanks.” Gratitude shows true appreciation. This Thanksgiving, we have some ideas for how you can give gratitude.

¿Ha dado a luz a un bebé en NJ en los últimos 6 meses? ¡Nos encantaría saber de ti! Por favor, considere la posibilidad de participar en este estudio. Vea el código QR en el folleto.

Have you delivered a baby in NJ in the past 6 months? We would love to hear from you! Please consider participating in this study. See QR Code on the flyer.

CJFHC is excited to partner with Rutgers Graduate School of Healthcare Leaders for their annual Toy drive! The toys donated will go to children in the communities we serve and support our mission to uplift thriving, healthy families.

On November 25th, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.

On Saturday, November 4, Healthy Women, Healthy Families hosted a workshop for birthing people, their families, and alternative caregivers on how to navigate perinatal addictions, and support those who may struggle with addiction during pregnancy and after birth. The workshop also addressed how to support new parents in the postpartum journey and navigate the baby blues and postpartum depression.

This month looks at the world through the eyes of a child, so today we look at how you can recognize National Child Safety and Protection Month, and keep the children in your life safe.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to help out this Halloween. Here are some top tricks to make Halloween a treat for everyone.

From the age of birth to 8 years, children go through a period of rapid and critical development. These first 8 years are critical for your child’s language and literacy development, and their physical, mental, and emotional development. This sounds daunting, but you don’t need a team of private doctors and expensive childcare to reach these milestones. Doing simple activities, like the free one provided below, and connecting with our early childhood specialist team, can help guide you through this time of critical development and give you the tools needed to support your child.

Make October about more than just pumpkin spice lattes and costumes. Check out some of these ideas on how you can give back this month.

If you’re looking to celebrate this multicolor season in style with your family, check out these fun fall adventures you need to go on this year.

Dogs are the best, and this month you can celebrate them even more, because October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

On September 21, 2023, Central Jersey Family Health Consortium held its Annual Meeting to review accomplishments achieved during fiscal year 2023 (FY23)with board members, staff and community partners.

Being kind to a stranger may seem simple, but it often requires a conscious effort to do. How can you show kindness to strangers in your life? We have 9 ideas to start.

How can you make a difference in the world? By reducing your carbon footprint. Check out these easy ways you can lessen your environmental impact and help save the earth.