Lea Kimmelman, Regional Chronic Disease Coordinator

Email: kimmelman@co.somerset.nj.us

This coalition is supported by a grant from the Office of Cancer Control and Prevention (OCCP),  New Jersey Department of Health. To learn more about the Office of Cancer Control and Prevention, click here!

Vision & Mission

The Morris ~ Somerset Regional Coalition strives to be a New Jersey leader in chronic disease control and prevention. The Mission of the Morris ~ Somerset Regional Chronic Disease Coalition is to prevent premature death and disability from chronic diseases such as cancer, to understand risk factors of chronic disease and to promote safe and healthy behaviors. The main goal of the coalition is to increase chronic disease and cancer awareness, reduce the burden of chronic disease and the impact of cancer on all residents in the region through advocacy, improved education, screening and access to treatment and follow up.


Become a coalition member and join our workgroups! Contact Lea Kimmelman at (908) 203-6077 for more information! To learn more about our goals and projects view our presentation.

Upcoming Events


Stop Cancer Before it Starts - Virtual Cancer Prevention Series 

Women's Health Cervical Cancer Awareness - January 12th at 1pm

Cancer and Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community 

  • Cancer Disparities and Experiences of the LGBTQ+ Community - January 25th from 12pm-1pm
  • Mental Health Among LGBTQ+ Caregivers - February 1st from 12pm-1pm 

Check our event calendar for even more events!



Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey is currently providing most of their cancer support services, as well as health and wellness content virtually.

Virtual Delivery: https://www.cancersupportcnj.org/virtual/

General website for resources: www.cancersupportcnj.org

For immediate questions or concerns, or if you or a loved one are in need of speaking with a social worker, please call CSCCNJ at 908-658-5400.

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