Middlebrook Regional Health Commission
Warren Township is a member of the Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission, a government agency authorized by state law to assure the provision of public health services in collaboration with other member communities. Warren Township along with Watchung Borough, Green Brook Township and Bridgewater Township currently make up the Commission members. The Commission’s mission is to improve the health of our community and environment through the use of prevention services, health promotion, and protection strategies. The staff and resources of the Commission support Warren Township through Health Officer services, providing vaccination and other clinics, health education and promotion, environmental health services, and many other activities. Much more detail about the Commission, the services they provide, and public health can be found on the website at www.middlebrookhealth.org.
Warren Township Health Department
The Health Department educates and informs the public and business community about various topics such as:
- Emergency preparedness
- Healthy lifestyles and behaviors
- Proper food handling
- Septic systems
Improving child and adult health is accomplished by providing various services such as:
- Blood pressure screenings
- Cancer screenings and education
- Childhood immunizations
- Well-baby checkups
- Wellness counseling
Public Health Partners
Many of these services are provided through contracts and collaboration with our public health partners such as Community Visiting Nurse Association and Zufall Health Center.
Environmental Health Services
Environmental health services and enforcement activities are also provided by this department. We respond to questions and complaints about mosquito control, hazardous materials, suspect rabid animals and other public health threats. We inspect establishments and enforce sanitary and environmental laws related to:
- Body art
- Recreational bathing
- Septic systems
- Youth camps
A traditional and continual activity of the department is constantly monitoring for communicable disease, investigating disease reports and intervening to stop their spread when identified.
The Health Department’s Registrar of Vital Statistics maintains personal records such as birth and death certificates and marriage licenses. We also maintain many records for public health activities on Warren Township properties and in our regulated establishments.
The truth is we believe virtually everything is related to your health and the health of our community and therefore are willing and eager to talk to you about anything. If we do not know the answer we will refer you to an appropriate resource. So contact us as soon and often as you like. We look forward to it!