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Health Department

  • Township Health Department responsibilities are carried out by Middlebrook Regional Health Commission .Health Department duties include:
    • Assessing the community’s health status.
    • Identifying priority issues and available resources.
    • Educating and informing the public and business community about various topics such as healthy lifestyles and behaviors, proper food handling, emergency preparedness, septic systems and wells.
    • Improving child and adult health is accomplished by providing various services such as childhood immunizations, well-baby checkups, cancer screenings and education, blood pressure screenings, and wellness counseling.
    • Environmental health services and enforcement activities are also provided by this department. We inspect establishments and enforce sanitary and environmental laws related to wells, septic systems, restaurants, recreational bathing, youth camps, and body art, among others. We also respond to questions and complaints about mosquito control, hazardous materials, suspect rabid animals and other public health threats.
    • A traditional and continual activity of the department is constant monitoring for communicable disease, investigating disease reports and intervening to stop their spread when identified.
    • The Health Department’s Registrar of Vital Statistics maintains personal records such as birth and death certificates and marriage licenses. We also maintain many records for public health activities on Warren Township properties and in our regulated establishments.

 

Board of Health

  • The Green Brook Board of Health consists of eight volunteers and one member of the Township Committee. The Board votes on and passes health and safety regulations related to residential and commercial services within Green Brook. Under Green Brook’s Board of Health is under the Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission (MBRHC). MBRHC serves five towns – Green Brook, Bound Brook, South Bound Brook, Warren, and Watchung – with offices in our Municipal Building.
  • MBRHC’s mission is to “improve the health of our community and environment through the use of prevention services, health promotion and protection strategies in the five municipalities that form the Commission. This is achieved through the use of preventive services, health promotion and protection strategies, and inspection and enforcement activities. We strive to provide these services in an efficient, effective and conscientious manner”. They specifically provide services related to residential pool safety, childhood immunizations, emergency preparedness, restaurant inspections, environmental health such as lead testing and sewage disposal, and much more. The Board meets at 7pm on the fourth Thursday of January, March, May, September, and November in Town Hall on 111 Greenbrook Rd, Green Brook, NJ 08812.

 

Contact Information

Kevin Sumner, MBRHC Health Officer
Tel: (732) 968-5151,
Email: ksumner@middlebrookhealth.org

 

Maryann Schamberger, Registrar of Vital Statistics
Tel: (732) 968-5151
Email: mascham@middlebrookhealth.org