The Epidemiology Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Southern NJ COVID Response Program aims to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations throughout southern New Jersey. Through partnerships with community stakeholders, the Southern NJ COVID Response Program increases awareness of factual information about COVID-19 to empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health. Through collaboration and coordination with area providers, the program expands access to and utilization of testing and vaccinations throughout the region.
The Southern NJ COVID Response Program addresses four priority areas:
- Developing contact tracers and increasing contact tracing efforts
- Using technology to monitor efforts with vulnerable populations
- Implementing prevention strategies with vulnerable/diverse populations
- Establishing alternative testing sites for COVID-19
The Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative is the regional consortia for ELC in the southern region of New Jersey. Our diverse coalition of southern regional Community Based Organizations - inclusive of healthcare providers, faith-based leaders and social service entities - leads targeted outreach and intervention strategies at the local level. The following organizations are formal partners of the SNJPC ELC Southern NJ COVID Response Program.
Acenda Integrated Health
Service Area: Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem, Cape May and Atlantic County
Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City
Service Area: Atlantic City and Atlantic County
Camden Area Health and Education Center (AHEC)
Service Area – Camden City and Camden County
Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
Service Area: Camden City
Cherry Hill Free Clinic, Inc
Service Area: Camden County and surrounding area
Healing Wings Pentecostal Temple COGIC
Service Area: Glassboro and Gloucester County
Nazarene Community Development Foundation
Service Area: Camden City and Camden County
Service Area: Burlington City and Burlington County
To learn more about COVID-19 resources in your area, email COVID19info@snjpc.org or visit one of our community partners nearest you. You can also visit our COVID-19 Resource Center for more information.
The ELC Southern NJ COVID Response Program is made possible through funding from the New Jersey Department of Health – Division of Family Health.