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Jefferson Health New Jersey Attends First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Family Festival to Raise Awareness for Maternal & Infant Health

March 4, 2019

On Saturday, March 2, representatives from Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Family Health, and Women's & Children's services attended the Camden Family Festival health fair at the Octavius V. Catto Community Family School.

Hosted by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy, the Camden Family Festival was held as part of her statewide Nurture NJ campaign to reduce infant and maternal mortality and morbidity, and ensure equitable healthcare among women and children of all races and ethnicities.

“We have been working every angle of maternal and infant health to make sure that we are a stronger, fairer, and healthier New Jersey,” Murphy said. “I am proud to stand together with our statewide partners and launch Nurture NJ so that we can work collaboratively to improve the health and safety of all New Jersey’s women and children, and to eliminate the abhorrent disparity for women and infants of color.”

The Camden Family Festival was aimed at connecting families with state, county, and local resources and to highlighting the programs and resources available to them. The festival was co-sponsored by The Nicholson Foundation, who recently funded, through a $140,000 grant, the expansion of Jefferson Family Health Services’ Behavioral Health program in Washington Township (Sewell, NJ); the Foundation also funded a similar expansion for Somerdale Square (Somerdale, NJ) through a $225,000 grant in 2017.

Shown at the festival, from left, are: Tammy Harold, Jefferson Health (NJ) Director of Business Development for Women’s & Children’s Services; NJ First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy; and Felicia Nesmith-Cunningham, Jefferson Health (NJ) Corporate Director of Family Health Services.