Chronic Disease Services

CHRONIC DISEASE SCREENING PROGRAMS

Live Healthy Ocean County!

Kathryn Flynn, Director of Nursing

732.341.9700 ext. 7301

kflynn@ochd.org

Karen Barish, Assistant Director of Nursing

732.341.9700 ext. 7302

kbarish@ochd.org




High blood pressure, stroke and osteoporosis are serious health conditions that can be easily managed by making small lifestyle modifications. Live Healthy Ocean County! (LHOC!) is a community-based chronic disease screening and education program provided by the Ocean County Health Department. Live Healthy Ocean County! provides Ocean County residents an opportunity to receive screening services, vaccinations, and medication management and education in a “one-stop shop” program where participants can learn the risk factors and prevention techniques of these common, but easily managed health conditions.

Some of our services include:
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Stroke Risk Assessment
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Influenza/Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Tdap Vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)
  • Medication Management
  • Health Education
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Diabetes Education
  • Hepatitis C for Baby Boomers
These programs are held at public locations throughout the County, on-site at adult community centers, clubhouses, and long-term care facilities, and at the Ocean County Health Department itself to make access to these preventive health services convenient and easily accessible to all of Ocean County’s adult residents.

While the screenings and education are free of charge, vaccinations may include a fee to cover the cost of vaccines.

For questions or to arrange a program at your facility, please call Clinic Services at 732.341.9700 ext 7604.

CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Chronic long-term illness, such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, asthma, or other physical and mental health conditions are something we wish we could live without. Unfortunately, a majority of us will experience these conditions in our lifetime. This program is created to help you live with your physical or mental conditions. Chronic Disease Self-Management allows you to take control of your health!

For more information on registering for this 6 week program, please contact clinic services at 732.341.9700 ext. 7604.

CHRONIC DISEASE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The Health Education department has many different programs that can help you with any chronic disease you might have and also help you prevent chronic diseases from happening.

Chronic disease programs available:

  • Medication management – Explains how to talk to your doctor, provides information on prescription safety, and how to take your medication correctly.
  • Sun safety – Provides information on ways to protect your skin from getting skin cancer.
  • Tobacco and smoke free- Provides information on smoking cessation and promotes a smoke free life.
  • Live Healthy Ocean County!- Provides education and screenings in a “one-stop-shop” program that is completely free of charge for blood pressure, stroke risk, and osteoporosis screenings.
  • Healthy Choices- Provides information on nutrition, cardiac health, and obesity for both children and adults.
  • Work wellness programs- Provides information on fitness and helpful tips for staying healthy and active in the workplace.
  • Testicular/ Breast Cancer Health- Provides education on testicular and breast health to prevent cancer. **Please note that the health education department can also develop or modify any program to fit your needs.
These programs are held at public locations throughout the County, on-site at adult community centers, clubhouses, and long-term care facilities, and at the Ocean County Health Department itself to make access to these preventive health services convenient and easily accessible to all of Ocean County’s adult residents.

For questions or to arrange a program at your facility, please call Health Education at 732.341.9700 ext 7234.