Zufall Health is hosting a “Chalk Art Contest” for towns with a low response rate to the 2020 Census. We have selected North Plainfield (Census tract 517) with a response rate of 48.1% and Bound Brook (Census tract 511) with a response rate of 44.6% as of July 29, 2020. We want to help these two towns increase their Census response rates and spread awareness of the importance of everyone being counted. Zufall will be distributing chalk bags to the neighborhoods selected within those two towns. The winner of the Chalk Art Contest is determined by the town that has the greatest response rate change on the Census 2020 response rate map between now and August 13th. Once we have picked the winner, we will have an outdoor ice cream party scheduled for August 14, 2020 at 1:00pm. (Rain date will be August 17, 2020.) Visit 2020census.gov for more information about the response rate or how to respond to the 2020 Census.
The third annual “Smiles for Our Heroes” veterans dental event took place on November 2-3, 2019 at Zufall Health in Dover, NJ. A partnership between Zufall Health, Delta Dental of New Jersey, Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation and the New Jersey Dental Association, the two-day event accommodated 220 service appointments. Low-income veterans and their families received free cleanings and x-rays, extractions, fillings, and even dentures. Watch the video.
Karen Ponce, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) at Zufall Health, was recently presented with a Healthcare Hero Award at the New Jersey Primary Care Association‘s Annual Conference. Awardees are selected based on their selfless commitment and unwavering dedication to the mission of their Community Health Center. For 10 years, Karen has been an exceptional, dependable and trustworthy team member at Zufall. Her compassion and desire to help her community is reflected in the way she interacts and cares for our patients as well as their families. Her warm personality, friendliness and smile are truly contagious. Congratulations to Karen and all the Healthcare Hero recipients on this well-deserved honor!
Somerville, NJ – More than 100 dedicated volunteers who donate time, talents, and energy to Zufall Health were honored recently at the Fifth Annual Volunteer Appreciation event at the Bridgewater Manor. The volunteers provide a wide range of supportive services at the nonprofit community health center which offers affordable medical and dental care to patients in six New Jersey counties.
“We are most appreciative for the enthusiasm and dedication of the volunteers who support our work improving health in the communities we serve,” said Eva Turbiner, Zufall’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Were it not for the volunteers who helped Dr. Bob Zufall and his wife Kathryn establish the health center nearly 30 years ago, we might not exist today.”
Just in time for back-to-school, the Vision to Learn Vision Van visited Zufall Health to provide free vision screening and free eyeglasses to Zufall pediatric patients aged 4 to 18. During the two-day event, 71 youngsters had their vision checked and 48 of them will receive glasses in about a week. For many families served by Zufall, affording eye care and glasses is financially out of reach. Nationally, more than 2 million children do not have the glasses they need to see the blackboard, participate in class, or read a book. Giving our patients the gift of sight and a chance to do better in school was made possible by the support of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved and Vision to Learn.