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Zufall Announces Winner of Colon Cancer Screening Challenge 2017

Congratulations to Altagracia Jimenez, the winner of the Zufall Health Colon Cancer Challenge. The lucky Dover resident was awarded $500 in ShopRite gift cards. Her name, along with all patients who were up-to-date on their colon cancer screenings by the end of 2017, were automatically entered into a free drawing.

“I’m really happy I had my screening and could win this prize”, said Ms Jimenez, who already has generous plans for some of her winnings. “First, I’m going to buy juice boxes for the children at my church and then I’m looking forward to sharing the prize to help my daughter.”

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Bridgewater Garden Club Creates Holiday Arrangements for Zufall in Somerville

Somerville, NJ – For many years members of the Bridgewater Garden Club have delivered holiday joy through their generous donation of expertly crafted baskets of fragrant arrangements.  Once again, the cheery team arrived with baskets of bright seasonal greenery, berries and bows.  The beautiful arrangements are then placed all around the Zufall Health Center located at 71 Fourth Street in Somerville. “We gratefully thank our loyal friends from the Bridgewater Garden...

Delta Dental and Zufall Bring Smiles and Free Dental Care to More Than 200 Veterans (Video incl.)

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Dover, NJ — Army veteran Frank Mazzie hadn’t seen a dentist in a dozen years, so he jumped at the chance for what he considered a “goodwill mission for my mouth.”

The Nutley resident and more than 200 other veterans from North and Central Jersey flocked to Dover this weekend to be part of the state’s first ever Mission of Mercy — Smiles for Our Heroes, a Veteran’s Day observance to honor them with free, much-needed dental care and more.

The two-day event, a partnership of Delta Dental of New Jersey and Zufall Health, brought together 140 volunteer dental professionals and clinical and non-clinical support staff to provide services ranging from cleanings and x-rays to root canals, extractions, and even dentures.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Event Stresses Prevention

Participants at the 14th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month kickoff in Somerset County joined Freeholder Patricia Walsh, second row-fifth from left, in support of the awareness campaign. In a show of solidarity, many participants wore pink clothing or accessories.  The kickoff was held across from the North Plainfield Borough Hall.  The Zufall Health Highlands Health Van was on-site throughout the day.  Staff provided well-woman exams, including clinical breast exams and...

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“Paint For Prevention” Event Explores Healthy Relationships Message

Zufall Health’s Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) program partnered with The Center for Great Expectations (CGE) to host the first “Paint for Prevention” event, which was held during CGE’s “Family Night” on October 18th. In attendance were CGE staff, CGE clients and their family members. “Paint for Prevention” reinforced concepts learned by CGE clients earlier in the year in the Safe Dates Curriculum, a 10-week course exploring components of healthy relationships....

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Zufall Receives Proceeds from Annual Verve Crabfest

Rick St. Pierre, Owner and Executive Chef of Verve in Somerville, NJ joined Dr. Lilian Zorrilla, the lead medical provider at Zufall Health - Somerville, and Christine Bonney, Zufall Development Director, to present a generous contribution. Mr. St. Pierre, who is a long-standing supporter of Zufall’s mission, donated proceeds from the Annual Verve Crabfest to support our essential services in the community....

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Denise Fallon Receives Healthcare Hero Award

Denise Fallon, Coordinator of the Cancer Education and Early Detection program at Zufall Health in Somerville, received the Healthcare Hero Award from the New Jersey Primary Care Association. Healthcare Heroes are selected for their unfaltering dedication to providing affordable and high-quality primary care services. Denise has helped thousands of low-income patients in Somerset County get essential cancer screenings for more than 10 years. Congratulations, Denise!...

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Zufall Health Improves Dental Care for Warren County Children

Dover, N.J. — Zufall Health, a nonprofit community health center operating in north and central New Jersey, has successfully been working with Warren County health professionals and community organizations to reduce the incidence of dental disease in the county’s under-served children.

Through a grant funded by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Zufall has implemented a program of oral health education, professional training, and advocacy activities that has improved access to preventive services and regular treatment for high-risk children.

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Zufall Health Joins Public Health Panel Discussion on WRNJ’s Talk About It

Zufall Health's Director of Outreach, Michelle Blanchfield was recently featured on WRNJ's Talk About It radio show hosted by Rev. Frank Fowler to discuss public health related topics particularly immunizations as part of National Immunization Awareness Month. Other panel members were Mary Guglielmo, a Public Health Nurse Supervisor and Katie Stewart a Health Educator, both from the Warren County Health Department. [audio mp3="https://www.zufallhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/WRNJ-Public-Health-Discussion-with-M.-Blanchfield.mp3"][/audio]...

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Back to School Event Attended by Nearly 100 Children in Somerville

U.S. Congressman Leonard Lance (left) and Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer recently greeted young constituents as they joined Zufall Health President and Chief Executive Officer Eva Turbiner to celebrate National Health Center Week at Zufall’s Somerville site. The back-to-school-themed event drew nearly 100 children who participated in fun activities promoting healthy eating and fitness. Each child also took home backpacks and school supplies. National Health Center Week raises awareness...