Health

Responding to the Ebola Outbreak

October 20, 2014 With the global Ebola outbreak dominating recent news coverage, many of the Community Foundation’s donors have either given to fight the deadly disease or requested additional information on the most effective organizations worthy of a donation.  Given…

Pet Therapy Program at Morristown Medical Center

August 18, 2014 Unconditional love has the power to heal, to strengthen, and to capture our hearts. The kind of love only animals can give. Just ask the thousands of patients at Morristown Medical Center who’ve participated in the hospital’s…

HIV diagnoses down a third in US

July 29, 2014 A recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association has good news relating to the fight against HIV/AIDS. The rate of diagnoses for the disease in the United States are down by roughly one third…

36,648 New Jerseyans living with HIV/AIDS

June 10, 2014 36,648. That’s the number of New Jersey residents living with HIV/AIDS according to the New Jersey Department of Health. An estimated 9,400 cases were reported in Essex County alone, making it the most prevalent area for the…

ACNJ: Newark Kids Make Progress Over 10 Years

February 12, 2014 Our friends and partners at Advocates for Children of New Jersey have more good news to announce.  In their latest report,  Newark Kids Count 2014, the group shows that Newark children improved in eight of 10 critical…

NJ Among the Top Ten Healthiest States

December 16, 2013 The holidays are upon us. By now, most of us know that today’s gingerbread will be January’s gym pass. But even if we tip the scale a bit this month, NJ still ranks as 10th healthiest state…

A Life-Saving Journey

November 27, 2013 The Star-Ledger recently covered the story of a young Afghan boy, Muslam Hagigshah, who, thanks to the generosity of a New Jersey soldier and an Egyptian doctor, received a life-saving medical operation and now heads back to…

Josette Sheeran: Ending Hunger Now

November 19, 2013 Why, in a world with enough food for everyone, do people still go hungry, still die of starvation, and still use food as a weapon of war?  Josette Sheeran, the former head of the UN World Food…