County Receives 'Gold' Award from Healthier Somerset
Somerset County received a Gold Award from Healthier Somerset at its second annual Healthy Workplace Awards Recognition breakfast June 6 at the Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater. The awards recognize employers who demonstrate their commitment to a healthier worksite by implementing worksite wellness programs that improve the health and well-being of their employees. Recipients earn a bronze, silver or gold designation in the small, medium and large company category based on the length of their program and the number of activities provided. Sixteen Somerset County employers were recognized this year. Pictured left to right are Somerset County Wellness Committee members Yvonne Childress (Finance Division), Michele Samarya-Timm (Health Department) and Caitlin Witucki (Office on Aging & Disability Services); Branchburg Health Officer Cinthia Weaver; Hillsborough Deputy Health Officer Siobhan Spano; Bernards Public Health Nutritionist Cheryl Komline; Somerset County Freeholder and Healthier Somerset liaison Patricia Walsh; Montgomery Health Officer Stephanie Carey; and Bridgewater Human Services Director Chris Poulsen.
Namitha Reddy, MD, MPH, Director and Health Officer
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What We Do:
The Somerset County Department of Health is dedicated to fostering healthy lifestyles and a safe environment through effective leadership in public health, comprehensive planning, development of proactive community partnerships and a continued commitment to public health service. Additionally, SCDOH is the lead agency responsible for countywide Public Health emergency planning and response activities.
SCDOH provides essential public health services to our contract communities including:
- Public Health Administration
- Health Education
- Consumer Health
- Public Health Nursing
- Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
- Maternal and Child Health
- Adult Health Programs
SCDOH also provides and supports essential services throughout the County and the region, including:
- Public Health Emergency Preparedness
- Environmental Health
- Regional Chronic Disease Coalition
- TB Control
Who We Serve:
The Somerset County Department of Health serves as the Health Department to our contracted communities:
- Bedminster (including Pluckemin, Pottersville)
- Bound Brook
- Far Hills
- Franklin (including East Millstone, Franklin Park, Kingston, Middlebush, Griggstown, Little Rocky Hill, Somerset, Zarephath)
- North Plainfield
If you live in any other township, please contact your local health department.