The city is considering leasing the second floor of the Paterson Health Department to the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, a group that provides healthcare and other services to women and children, for $24,000 per year, according to an agreement before the City Council.
The Eva’s Village Medical and Dental Clinic is getting $25,000 in healthcare products from New York-based Henry Schein which will help to expand access to care for the uninsured, homeless, and underinsured individuals.
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.”