Ocean County Celebrates National Nutrition Month March 2018
April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018
The Ocean County Health Department is pleased to report the successful implementation of a multiple clinic program which facilitated the distribution of KI pills (Potassium Iodide), Flu-Shots, Health Screenings Alcohol and Drug Awareness program information distribution and dissemination of program information for multiple Heath Department functions. The program, held at Toms River High School North on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, was highlighted by the arrival of the newly appointed Health Commissioner for the State of New Jersey, Shereef Elnahal, M.D., M.B.A. Daniel E. Regenye, MHA, Public Health Coordinator for the County of Ocean, introduced the new Commissioner to the wide variety of programs offered by the Ocean County Health Department, the largest in the State of New Jersey. 

Mr. Regenye remarked: “We were honored to have the new Commissioner join us to observe firsthand the effective distribution of services and the compelling programs offered to serve our residents, all under one roof as we introduced our residents showing up for their KI pills to our other health department resources.” Senator Singer, Vice Chairman of the Board of Health, was on hand to welcome the Commissioner and offered that “the model of service presented by the Ocean County Health Department serves as an excellent example of how residents in need can best be served by the resources made available from governmental  public health.” Under the guidance of Ocean County Freeholder Director and Board Liaison Gerry P. Little the Health Department strives to not only provide necessary services such as immunization clinics but also seeks to educate the public on all public health issues with particular emphasis on drug and alcohol prevention, as evidenced by the multiple programs on display at the February 21″ event, including driving while impaired demonstrations and available prescription drop­ off.  Brian E. Rumpf, Director of Administration and Program Development for the Ocean County Health Department  remarked that similar programs will be announced for the public to attend as the year progresses.