Source: RLS Media
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and RWJBarnabas Health President and Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Manigan announced a partnership to offer a variety of health care services and screenings throughout Essex County.
The initiative combines the resources of the Essex County Office of Public Health Management and its mobile health unit and the medical resources available through RWJBarnabas Health.
“RWJBarnabas Health has been a great partner with us for a long time and we are pleased to come together once again to service our community. Government can’t do everything alone and having RWJBarnabas Health in your corner is a great asset,” he added.
“It is the mission of RWJBarnabas Health to serve its communities and to be their partner in achieving long-term health and wellness,” said Manigan. In pursuit of this noble mission, we must be innovative in the ways we enhance accessibility to equitable care. Thanks to the commitment and leadership of Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., and all of Essex County’s municipalities, RWJBarnabas Health has incredible partners in working to achieve this goal.”
NJ Senate Majority Leader and Deputy Chief of Staff Teresa Ruiz added, “During the pandemic, we really saw the reality of communities that lacked access to health care. This partnership is bringing health justice into our neighborhoods and linking underserved residents to vital care.”
“The Community Health Survey we conducted last year shed light on the health and medical needs of our residents and the challenges to access health care some segments of our population have. To continue that work, the mobile van extends our reach to more members of the community by allowing us to service those without easy access.”
Also showing their support for the initiative by attending the kickoff were Sheriff Armando Fontoura, West Orange Mayor Susan McCartney, West Orange Council President Tammy Williams, West Orange Council members Bill Rutherford and Asmeret Ghebremicael, East Orange Councilman Chris James and Bloomfield Councilwoman Jenny Mundell.
The county’s mobile unit provides space to conduct examinations and screenings, and offer information and referrals.