Community Health Programs

Community Health Programs are being offered by the Montclair Health Department to start the new year a healthy way.

MHD kicks off the new year with Community Health Programs.

The Montclair Health Department (MHD) has announced their first Community Health Programs of 2015. The following are the programs thus far, and additional programs will be announced once they are scheduled.

Kicking off the new year was the Body Mass Index (BMI) event on Wednesday, Jan. 7 which was held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. BMI is a tool used for representing weight status in adults; it is a measure of weight in relation to height.

Coming up next is a Cardiac Risk Assessment on Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Individuals participating in the Cardiac Risk Assessment will be tested for pulse palpation, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose; body mass index (BMI) will be measured. A physician will be available to evaluate results. Fees for these services are $25 for those 55 years of age and older and $30 for those under the age of 55. Please call the Health Department for an appointment at 973-509-4969.

Woman Body Mass Index BMI categories
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All Community Health programs are held in the Montclair Municipal Building, located at 205 Claremont Avenue, unless otherwise specified. For more information, please call Erica Abbruzzese at 973-509-4969 or

The Department of Health and Human Services is run by Susan Portuese, Director Health and Human Services. The department is located in the Township of Montclair Municipal Building at 205 Claremont Avenue, Third Floor, in Montclair. The department can also be reached by phone at 973-509-4970.

The Montclair Health Department also offers various services for Montclair residents. For vital statistics, cat and dog Licenses or registrar, please call the Health Department main number at 973-509-4973. Health Education is headed by Health Educator Erica Abbruzzese, 973-509-4969.

According to their website, the department’s mission statement it “to protect and enhance the health and the quality of life of Montclair residents through preventative activities, coordination of interagency efforts and interventions designed to promote positive health behaviors.”

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