The mission of the Health Department is to prevent, promote and protect. Prevent disease, promote healthy living and protect the public from health hazards.
Services OfferedThe Lincoln Park Health Department offers the services of a licensed health officer, public health nurse, registered environmental health specialist, certified health education specialist and registrar of vital statistics. In addition, animal control services are offered through a shared services agreement.
Refer to the gold box to the left of the page for specific services and information.
New Age Limits On Tobacco Products
New Jersey has raised the age of sale to buy all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes from 19 years old to 21 years and older. This will take effect on November 1st, 2017. All retailers must comply with this law. Official DOH T21 Info NJDOH Letter to Tobacco Merchants
Alcohol Awareness Month
Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, The Lincoln Park Health Department encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. The Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) laws specify the legal age when an individual can purchase or publicly consume alcoholic beverages. The MLDA in the United States is 21 years. However, prior to the enactment of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, the legal age when alcohol could be purchased varied from state to state.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported 137 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes in the state last year, a 27 percent increase over 108 fatalities reported in 2015. Only Alaska, Iowa and Vermont had a bigger percentage increase. To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, The Lincoln Park Health Department is joining other organizations across the country to honor Alcohol Awareness Month.
If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking:
Limit your drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men.
Keep track of how much you drink.
Choose a day each week when you will not drink.
Don’t drink when you are upset.
Limit the amount of alcohol you keep at home.
Avoid places where people drink a lot.
Make a list of reasons not to drink.
If you are concerned about someone else’s drinking, offer to help.
Teens are at risk at this time of year, click on the following links to see the facts about teen drinking.
Educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking, protect your family and your community by being smart and aware.
It can be hard to talk to someone you love about a drinking problem. Use these tips to start the conversation: http://1.usa.gov/VisRQL
24 Hour AA Hotline – 1-800-245-1377
Questions about alcohol? @CDC_eHealth has the answers! Check it out: http://1.usa.gov/l5QQv5
If you’re worried about yours, a family member’s or a friend’s drug use, know that help is available. Learning about the nature of drug abuse and addiction—how it develops, what it looks like, and why it can have such a powerful hold—will give you a better understanding of the problem and how to recover. Nobody is alone. ReachNJ is an addiction treatment service to provid
e information on addiction resources available in the state of New Jersey.
For more information: http://nj.gov/governor/reachnj
1-844-ReachNJ 24 hours/7 days a week
Morris County Prevention is Key
Prevention Key is a non-profit organization that provides education, training and other resources with issues of substance abuse, violence, ATOD dependence and emerging issues of concern to our community.
Morris County Prevention is Key
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