The Passaic County Health Coalition received $640,000 from the Nicholson Foundation to expand initiatives to improve health of low-income Paterson residents.
There is no safe level of lead in children.
With temperatures expected to hover at 90 degrees or above over the next several days, the city has designated three of its public libraries and a recreation center as cooling centers for residents.
The city has made available free water testing kits at seven neighborhood firehouses for residents concerned about lead in drinking water.
The industry magazine Becker’s Healthcare named Paterson-based St. Joseph’s Healthcare System as one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.”
The city’s health director’s plan to commingle services by opening a mental health clinic in the second floor of the health department building was scrapped early last week when council members rejected the proposal for a second time.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services awarded $2,297,203 in grant money to the Paterson health department on Friday to fight HIV/AIDS in Passaic and Bergen counties, according to Rep. Bill Pascrell.