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About Child & Family Well-Being

The mission of the Department of Child and Family Wellbeing is to provide and advocate for comprehensive health care, social, and environmental services for Newark citizens and other consumers to ensure an optimal level of health and wellbeing.

The department includes the following divisions:

  •   Environmental Health, which provides comprehensive delivery of inspection services, investigations,
      and education programs to citizens and consumers in order to assure a healthful and protected

  •   Health Planning, which assists management in setting policy to develop the goals, objectives, and
      parameters of Newark's medical, social, and environmental health services to ensure access, quality,
      and outcome-based care for Newark residents.

  •   Medical Care Services, which promotes the health of all Newark residents, particularly the vulnerable
      population, by providing medical care services to Newark residents through a variety of medical

  •   Social Services, which provides quality services to Newark's children and senior citizens through new
      technology; by collaborating with agencies; by identifying resources for funding new and major and/or
      existing programs; and by providing educational training for staff and community.

  •   Surveillance and Prevention, which monitors disease trends and develops and maintains a public health
      system in an effort to improve the City of Newark's ability to address the health needs of residents and
      provide prevention and early intervention activities.

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