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Most students lament the end of summer and the start of a new school year. That’s not new. What is still relatively new is accurately measuring the indelible mental and emotional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our children.

The Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative (SNJPC), in collaboration with leading mental health experts from across South Jersey, convened a special panel of clinical professionals and educators in Voorhees Township August 3, 2022 to examine the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of children and families.

Walls, baseboards, doors and windows often contain lead-based paint, and the resulting dust and chipping caused by repeated friction leads to lead poisoning. Read this commentary, featuring Southern Regional Lead and Healthy Homes Program Coordinator Lauryn Tilghman, on ways to prevent household exposure to lead.

Camden Healthy Start's Community Action Network (CAN) is on a mission to identify barriers to stable, affordable and available housing for Camden County families. In partnership with housing agencies and individuals from various levels of government, we are seeking your input to improve housing opportunities in Camden County.

Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative Executive Director Helen Hannigan details the Cooperative’s ongoing efforts to gather, analyze, and interpret the most comprehensive maternal health data as part of the organization’s ongoing mission to serve our diverse South Jersey community.

The Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative is one of three designated maternal and child health consortia in New Jersey focused on improving the health of pregnant and parenting families. Hear from the leadership of all three consortia on how the organizations strive for safe births and optimal health.

Last fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data showing that pregnant women with COVID-19 face an increased likelihood of developing a severe case and complications in pregnancy and in childbirth, such as a preterm or stillborn baby. While omicron tends to be milder on average, unvaccinated women are still in danger.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that an estimated 8,700 postpartum New Jerseyans will be guaranteed to maintain their Medicaid coverage for 12 months after the end of the pregnancy. This important step will help New Jersey to provide pregnancy-related care with the goal of preventing unnecessary postpartum-related illness and death.

SNJPC Recognized for Safe Sleep Promotion

Thank you to the SIDS Center of New Jersey for recognizing our work to promote safe sleep for babies. The Cooperative was chosen as one of the recipients who they recognized this year at their SIDS Recognition Ceremony in October.

Preconception health – a woman's health before she gets pregnant – is just as important as her health during pregnancy. In this Philly Voice article, SNJPC's Lakeshia Montgomery shares things women should do before trying to conceive.

Learn about upcoming COVID-19 testing and vaccination events hosted by the Southern NJ COVID Response Program and its community partners.

Participate in the NAACP Maternal Experience Survey, sponsored by the Prematurity Prevention Initiative, and provide critical feedback which can be used to improve maternal and child health in New Jersey.

SNJPC is pleased to announce that Lakeshia Montgomery has been named Director of Professional Education and Training.

In the interview, SNJPC Executive Director Helen Hannigan discussed the work that we do as well as ways to get involved.

SNJPC is pleased to introduce its new Executive Director, Helen Hannigan. She succeeds Judy Donlen who has retired after 30 years as the agency’s top executive.

Our ‘Spotlight on Family Health’ series is now available to view on our website. Click READ MORE to watch all four sessions. And don’t forget to join us September 30th for our Family Wellness in Uncertain Times virtual health fair! Get important information on how to keep you and your loved ones safe, positive and healthy in these uncertain times. Read on for details.

700 women die every year in the U.S. from pregnancy-related complications. The CDC's 'Hear Her' campaign features stories from women about their experiences during or after pregnancy. They share how pregnancy-related complications or conditions have affected them and how they got help. Click READ MORE to hear their stories.

The Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative continues its modified workflow arrangement in which telework is the norm and meetings are either web-based or accomplished through conference calling. These protective measures enable us to safely serve our clients and partners during the COVID-19 emergency. Click READ MORE for program specific updates.

PRIORITY (Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY) is a nationwide study to better understand how COVID-19 impacts pregnant women and their newborns. Women who are pregnant or recently pregnant and have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 can enroll in the study to support this effort. Click READ MORE for details.