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Bernards Health Department Announces Web Site for Pandemic Flu
Release Date: January 05, 2009


262 South Finley Avenue Basking Ridge , New Jersey 07920 (908) 204-3070 Fax (908) 204-3075



Contact:           Laura J. Steele, MA, CHES

                        Health Educator / Youth Services Coordinator Bernards Township Health Department. (908) 204-2520 






BASKING RIDGE, NJ (January 5, 2009) – The Bernards Township Health Department has created a new website in conjunction with our Boards of Health, through a grant from the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services,, is an emergency preparedness website.  The Bernards Township Health Department staff is trained to provide a comprehensive overview of issues related to influenza, avian influenza and pandemic influenza.  


This educational website can serve as a tool to prevent the spread of colds and seasonal flu. It provides guidance for you and your family when planning in the event of a pandemic influenza.  There are two entertaining and educational videos on developing healthy habits and one presentation on influenza (seasonal, avian and pandemic) that can be viewed on the website.  


Citizens are encouraged to download informative flyers and brochures that include useful contact information for health and safety authorities in Morris and Somerset Counties


The presentation that is being offered to community groups is educational, fun and informative. It can be customized to meet the needs of your group and adhere to your time constraints. It includes two short videos on hand washing, hand sanitizing and precautionary measures on how to prevent the spread of colds and flu. If interested, please call Laura J. Steele, MA, CHES, Health Educator/Youth Services Coordinator at (908) 204-3069 or


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“This is a great way for the public to educate themselves and prepare their families in the event of a public health crisis,” said Lucy Forgione , Health Officer for Bernards Township. 

The Bernards Township Health Department is a Contractual Health Agency for Bernards Township , Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.



Contractual Health Agency for:

Bernards Township , Bernardsville Borough,

Chester Borough, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township ,

Peapack and Gladstone Borough

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