Health Education and Wellness

Education, Empowerment, and Mobilization

The Health Education Division of the Bernards Township Health Department includes health education and promotion, nutrition services, youth services, human services, and risk communication. Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) are specially trained professionals, certified by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc., who design, conduct, and evaluate programs and activities that improve the public's health and well-being. Bernards Township Health Educators are involved in several community partnerships and act as liaisons between the health department and various community agencies. In addition, the Bernards Township Health Department has been the recipient of several grant awards to support program initiatives that have resulted from community-wide needs assessments and problem identification.


HEALTH EDUCATION

  • Individual and group education
  • Training programs on a variety of health topics
  • Community needs and assets assessment
  • Program planning and evaluation
  • Educational material development
  • Grant writing
  • Coordination of community organization activities

YOUTH SERVICES

The Community Program Coordinator serves as a catalyst with our community for developing programs directed at improving the health and well-being of local youth.

  • Counseling for youth and families—Referrals made based on a resource directory compiled listing mental health practitioners and treatments centers for alcohol/substances abuse and family issues.

CLINICS AND SCREENING      View ALL Current Clinics and Screenings

  • Child Health Conference: Immunizations and well-baby care for children from birth to age 18 at no charge once each month
  • Annual Health Screening Clinic (May)
  • Male Cancer Screening Program (June)
  • Skin Cancer Screening Program (July)
  • Flu Immunization Clinic (October)
  • Low-cost Women’s Cancer Screening Vouchers
  • Low-cost Mammography Vouchers

SPECIAL PROJECTS/PROGRAMS

Our Health Education Division Staff includes:

Kaitlin Kordusky  Phone: 908-204-2523
Community Program Coordinator  Email: KKordusky@bernards.org

Cheryl Komline, MS, RD  Phone: 908-204-2522
Public Health Nutritionist  Email: ckomline@bernards.org



The Bernards Township Health Department is a Contractual Health Agency serving: Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough,
Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Peapack and Gladstone Borough.