Health Officer/Director
Health Officer/Director: Annie McNair
Phone: 908-518-5620 | Fax: 908-654-9252
Office: 300 North Avenue East, Westfield 07090

The Office of Health Management is a vital component of the emergency preparedness and response system responsible to plan and manage the health related aspects of community response.

Within the division are the Office of Public Health and the Office of Environmental Health working together with a goal of a healthier and safer community.

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Community Health Improvement Plan Information

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) reflects top public health priorities within Union County. The Governmental Public Health Partnership (GPHP) works on the priority issues and have developed action plans to resolve or make a positive impact on these issues. The CHIP is designed to be utilized as a resource document for agencies looking for comprehensive information on the health needs of Union County residents. The Office of Health Management collaborated with numerous stakeholders, community residents, and agencies within the County. The cooperation with these community partners made this effort successful. View more information about the CHIP plan.

Medical Reserve Corps

All MRC volunteers will be trained to help the county’s public health professionals do whatever is needed, at the time, to prevent and minimize disease and injuries in our community.Medical Reserve Corps

Eligibility to Volunteer:

  • An active or retired healthcare professional in good standing
  • A non-medically trained community member with a commitment to their community
  • A public health professional
  • A student of a health profession
  • A committed individual willing to be trained to fill key support positions

Community Volunteers may be called upon to assist with administrative, clerical, reception, translation, phone, or other responsibilities. Medical professional volunteers may be called upon to assist with triage, nursing, counseling, medication dispensing or other responsibilities.

All MRC volunteers will be trained to help the county’s public health professionals do whatever is needed, at the time, to prevent and minimize disease and injuries in our community.

Commitment:
The success of the UC MRC is based on the availability of its volunteers to respond in a timely manner when deployed. Prior to beginning the application process, we ask that each potential volunteer consider his or her family responsibilities, work commitments and any other possible limitations.

Potential Duties during an emergency:

  • Augment medical and support staff shortages for public health response
  • Assist with the distribution or dispensing of medication
  • Assist with disease surveillance and notification

Potential Duties during times of non-emergency: (optional)

  • Staff first aid areas at community events
  • Distribute information at health fairs
  • Promote public health campaigns

Application Process:

To learn more about the Union County Medical Reserve Corps or to register, click here or contact Union County MRC Unit Coordinator, Ella Shaykevich, at 908-518-5631 or mrc@ucnj.org.

Office of Public Health

Phone: 908-518-5620 | Fax: 908-654-9252
Office: 300 North Avenue East, Westfield 07090

The Office of Health Management maintains an Emergency CHAIN (Community Health Alert Information Network) as part of Union County Local Public Health Emergency Communications System. Electronic dissemination of critical public health related information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New Jersey Department of Health, County and Local Health Departments is forwarded to designated groups and individual health care providers via the New Jersey Local Information Network and Communications System (LINCS).

Updates to the system will be conducted on an annual base to ensure accurate contacts.

If you are interested in receiving LINCS emails, click here.

Office of Environmental Health

Arnold Schmidt
Phone: 908-518-5620 | Fax: 908-654-9252
Office: 300 North Avenue East, Westfield 07090

The Office of Environmental Health works in cooperation with State and Local environmental and public health professionals to ensure a safer and healthier quality of life for residents. County Inspectors enforce state environmental regulations (air pollution, solid waste, commercial underground storage tanks, water, pesticides, and noise pollution) by conducting inspections of NJDEP regulated facilities and responding to citizen complaints as well as those referred by the DEP.