Zufall Brings School-Based Care to High-Need Franklin Township

Zufall Health recently welcomed patients to our very first school-based health center! The new center, located on the campus of Hillcrest Elementary School in Franklin Township in Somerset County, marks Zufall’s tenth clinical site. A school-based health center (SBHC) is a health care facility within a school or on school grounds. The SBHC staff and school nurse work collaboratively to enhance the health and well-being of students, reduce absences, and maximize...

Why We Celebrate Pride

Happy Pride Month! LGBTQ+ people and allies observe Pride Month each June with rallies, parades, festivals, concerts, workshops, and dance parties. Learning about our country’s 50-plus-year history of Pride, the advancement of LGBTQ+ rights, and the continued marginalization of the community is also an excellent and meaningful way to commemorate the occasion. Did you know Pride Month began with a riot? The Stonewall Riots were a six-day series of LGBTQ+ protests...

Rippel Foundation Grant to Support Zufall Health COVID Services

Zufall Health has received $25,000 in general operating and programmatic funds from the Rippel Foundation, a national foundation focused on health system transformation. Zufall was one of nine organizations “advancing equitable, sustainable approaches to health and well-being in New Jersey and other communities” awarded funding. The grant marks the second consecutive year that Rippel has provided financial support to Zufall. Eva Turbiner, Zufall President and Chief Executive Officer, said that, like...

En un Nuevo Video, Zufall Health Analiza la Crisis de Salud Materna en Mujeres Negras de Nueva Jersey

En Nueva Jersey, la tasa de mortalidad en madres, un cálculo de cuántas mujeres mueren du mujeres negras se ven más afectadas que las mujeres de otras razas. Una madre negra en Nueva Jersey tiene siete veces más probabilidades que una madre blanca de morir por complicaciones relacionadas con la maternidad. Durante la Semana de la Salud Materna Negra (BMHW, por sus siglas en inglés), desde el 11 al 17 de Abril, en...

Zufall Health Examines New Jersey’s Black Maternal Health Crisis in New Video

In New Jersey, the maternal mortality rate – a measure of how many women die during pregnancy or up to one year after giving birth – is one of the highest in the U.S., with Black women affected more than women of other races. A Black mother in New Jersey is seven times more likely than a white mother to die from maternity-related complications. During Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW), April...

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Zufall Health Providers Address Dover Families’ COVID-19 Vaccination Concerns at Community Event

On Tuesday, November 30, Zufall Health hosted “The COVID Vaccine & Kids: Answering Parents’ Questions” in the East Dover School auditorium in Dover, NJ in collaboration with several community partners. The objective of the family-friendly evening gathering was to address misinformation regarding the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially recommended for children ages 5-11 on November 2, 2021. Verbal presentations were made in both English...

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Save the date for patients like Mercedes (left), pictured with insurance enrollment coordinator Maria at Zufall's Morristown site.

A Message from Eva Turbiner, President and CEO: Zufall Needs Your Help on Giving Tuesday, November 30

For Zufall Health and its patients, it has been a very challenging two years. But, thanks to supporters like you, Zufall Health continues to combat COVID-19 with vaccinations, testing, and strategic outreach—all while maintaining our commitment to high-quality, affordable medical, dental, and behavioral health services for vulnerable New Jersey residents. We could not have made it through this difficult period without you. Yet so much work remains to create equal opportunity...

Rep. Sherrill (second from left) stands with key VETSmile leadership: Zufall Health chief dental officer Sam Wakim, DMD, MPH; VA CCPI executive director Roshni Ghosh, M.D., MPH, and Zufall Health president and chief executive officer Eva Turbiner.
Rep. Sherrill (second from left) stands with key VETSmile leadership: Zufall Health chief dental officer Sam Wakim, DMD, MPH; VA CCPI executive director Roshni Ghosh, M.D., MPH, and Zufall Health president and chief executive officer Eva Turbiner.

Rep. Mikie Sherrill Welcomes Zufall Health and VA’s “VETSmile” Program to New Jersey to Expand Dental Care for Veterans

On Friday, October 29, 2021, just in time for Veteran’s Day, Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) introduced VETSmile, a new resource for military veterans who do not qualify for dental benefits. Beginning as a five-year pilot program, VETSmile was formed through Zufall Health’s partnership with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) and will operate as a referral network for income-qualifying veterans to receive affordable dental care from Zufall.   A small group — including...

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Zufall Partners with VA on VETSmile Dental Pilot Program

"On July 1, VA launched VETSmile: Connecting Veterans with Dentists in their Community in partnership with leading dental care providers in New York City and New Jersey, the initial sites of a pilot launch. VETSmile is a Veteran-centered effort that broadens dental care access for VA-enrolled Veterans through collaborations with compassionate dental care sites that provide high quality services for our nation’s heroes. The program is designed to provide a first touchpoint for...

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A Message to Our Patients and Community Regarding Racial Justice

As we’ve watched the public reaction to recent incidents of unfair treatment of people of color by police, we share the concern and outrage regarding abuse of basic human rights. From its founding, Zufall Health has maintained the core value of opposing and overcoming disparities based upon race, ethnicity, religion, language, income, country of origin, or other demographic factors. Correcting inequities in healthcare is a fundamental purpose of Zufall Health.