SOUTH BRUNSWICK FREE RABIES CLINIC WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13 FROM 9AM -1PM, IN-PERSON AT THE PUBLIC WORKS GARAGE. MASKS REQUIRED WHEN INDOORS, PETS MUST BE LEASHED OR IN A CARRIER. PLEASE MUZZLE DOGS AS NEEDED. PROOF OF PRIOR RABIES VACCINATION OR LICENSE TAG REQUIRED FOR 3 YEAR PROTECTION. DUE TO VET SCHED, THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE CLINIC THIS YEAR. RESIDENTS MAY ATTEND ANY OTHER RABIES CLINIC THAT MAY BE OFFERED BY OTHER TOWNS IN NJ. CONTACT THE TOWNSHIP HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
SICK/ BIRDS- Some (but not all) of the affected birds are showing neurologic signs consisting of head tremors, leg paresis (partial paralysis or weakness), ataxia (falling to the side) or inability to stand at all, and excessive vocalizations. https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2021/birdmortality21.htm or call 877-WARN-DEP for any additional instructions.
You can find information on Emergency Shelter by
clicking on the following link: Emergency Shelter Checklist
To foster & assure excellence in public health for residents of South Brunswick Township.
Every municipality in New Jersey is required by law (N.J.S.A. 26:3-1) to have a Board of Health responsible for enacting ordinances and making rules and regulations in the interest of protecting and improving the public health of the community. In South Brunswick the Township Council is the Board of Health and, in addition, has established an Advisory Board of Health to recommend measures to meet the health needs of the community.
The implementation and enforcement of ordinances, policies and public health recommendations is the role of the Health Department appointed by the Board of Health. The Health Department is also delegated the responsibility of compliance with the state Public Health Practice Standards within the community. These standards are based on the Core Function of Public Health and the 10 Essential Health Services as defined by C.D.C. (Center for Disease Control).
The Core Functions of Public Health are Assessment, Policy Development and Assurance.
The 10 Essential Health Services include;
- Monitor health status to identify community health problems
- Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
- Inform, educate and empower people about health issues
- Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
- Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
- Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
- Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
- Assure a competent public health and personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
- Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility and quality of personal and population-based health services
- Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems
Specific functions include health inspections of restaurants, public pools and septic systems, health clinics (including flu clinics and hypertension screenings), communicable disease investigations, health education services and vital statistics services.