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Lakewood Community Outreach Event hosted by the Church of Grace & Peace

Lakewood, NJ – On Saturday, May 12, Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI), will be present at a Lakewood Community Outreach Event hosted by the Church of Grace & Peace, located at the Lakewood Square from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. OHI will be providing health screenings with it’s Mobile Medical Unit and offering information on its many services to the community. Additional services included at the event are family activities, worship and prayer events, food and clothing.

The MMU provides medical and dental services to members of the community that may not have the ability to get to a Health Center or dentist. Services include general dentistry care, fluoride and screenings. OHI offers additional and comprehensive dental screenings at the Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second Street, Lakewood; Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; or Little Egg Harbor Health Center, 798 Route 539, Building 3, Little Egg Harbor. Additional dental services at the Health Centers include cleanings, sealants, extractions and x-rays.

For questions about the MMU, contact Douglas Clark, marketing manager, at (732) 719-9026. If you would like to schedule the MMU, learn more information about OHI, or make an appointment, visit www.ohinj.org.

A Message for Latino Community Members of Ocean County

Ocean County Prosecutor Joe Coronato announces the release of the Office’s latest educational video. This video was created for the· Latino Community Members of Ocean County. Concerns from this segment of the community were voiced at one of the Prosecutor’s Community Leaders Meetings. It was brought to the Prosecutor’s attention that Latino Community Members were not seeking medical attention for themselves or their loved ones when in need. It was also stated that these same Community Members were not reporting crimes to the police when they were victimized and were also not reporting vital information to the police when they witnessed a crime.

After listening to the concerns from the Latino Community Leaders, the Prosecutor formed a committee that was headed up by himself and Chief of Detectives Glen Miller. After meeting on the issue several times it was learned that the Latino Community Members had a common fear that they would be questioned and deported if they had any contact with medical professionals or the police. With careful research a video was created to dispel those fears so that these valued community members could seek the help that they needed for themselves or their children and loved ones without a constant fear that they would be sent out of the country.

The video highlights situations in which these community members would be questioned about their immigration status which could result in deportation. The video does reveal that in most situations in which a Latino Community Member would be seeking assistance from medical professionals or the police, they would not have any reason to fear deportation or questioning that would result in that. It’s goal is to ease those fears amongst Latino Community Members so they will seek and ultimately receive the help that they need when times of trouble arise.

Prosecutor Coronate would like to express his thanks to the committee for all of its time and dedication to this project. He would also like to send out a sincere thank you to all of the members of the Latino Community who contributed and assisted with the creation of this Educational Community Film.

OHI to Provide Dental Screenings for Lakewood Early Childhood Centers and Piner Elementary School

OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, is providing dental screenings and services to the Lakewood school district that include general dentistry care and fluoride for preschoolers Thursday, March 30 at Lakewood Early Childhood Center (LECC) from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, 100 Linden Avenue; 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at 501 Ridge Avenue; and Thursday, April 6 at Piner Elementary School, 1141 E Country Line Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Screenings will be conducted in the OHI mobile medical unit (MMU). Students or their family members must complete registration and consent forms for screenings, which they can obtain at their school.

The OHI MMU provides medical and dental services to people who may not have the transportation and offers general dentistry, fluoride and screenings. More comprehensive dental services are available at OHI’s Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second Street, Lakewood; Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road; or Little Egg Harbor Health Center, 798 Route 539, Building 3.

For questions about the MMU, contact Douglas Clark, marketing manager, at 732-719-9026. To make an appointment or to confirm dates, times, and locations of the mobile unit, call at 732-363-6655. If a student is cannot keep an appointment, call the OHI Call Center at 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org to schedule another appointment at one of OHI’s sites.

Spring Dates Set for Head Start Dental Screenings

OHI’s Mobile Medical Unit to Host Head Start Dental Exams in Ocean County

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc. (OHI), in partnership with the Head Start development program of O.C.E.A.N., Inc., has announced that the OHI mobile medical unit will be visiting several local Head Start program sites March 29 through April 5, 2017, to conduct dental exams, specifically for the children in Head Start programs.

The OHI mobile medical unit will visit Head Start Program Sites in:

Toms River:  Ocean County College, 1 College Drive  –  Wednesday,  March 29th, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Barnegat:  1 Ocean Avenue  –  Friday, March 31st, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Manchester:  2950 Wilbur Avenue  –  Friday, March 31st, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Berkeley:  264 First Avenue  –   Tuesday, April 4th, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30  a.m.

Brick:  503 Adamston Road  –  Wednesday, April 5th,  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The OHI mobile medical unit (MMU) provides medical and dental services to people who may not have the transportation. Services include general dentistry care, Fluoride and screenings on the MMU. Cleanings, sealants, extractions, x-rays and comprehensive dental services at OHI’s Lakewood Health Center, 101 Second Street, Lakewood; Toms River Health Center, 301 Lakehurst Road; or Little Egg Harbor Health Center, 798 Route 539, Building 3.

For questions about the MMU, contact Douglas Clark, marketing manager, at 732-719-9026 or Christie Truax, LPN, Head Start program health manager at 732-244-5333 Ext 926. To make an appointment or to confirm dates, times, and locations of the mobile unit, call at 732-363-6655. For information about OHI or to make an appointment, call 732-363-6655 or visit www.ohinj.org.

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OHI to Sponsor Give Kids a Smile Dental Program

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Nearly one in four children ages of two to 11 have untreated cavities in their baby teeth, creating the potential for pain and disease. What about children whose families cannot afford dental services?

Well, children and their parents will have a reason to smile on Friday, February 3, 2017, because OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives), a federally qualified health center, will be participating in Give Kids a Smile Day, a one-day program, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as part of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the New Jersey Dental Association Foundation’s drive to raise awareness about untreated dental disease and to increase access to oral health care.

In recognition of National Children’s Dental Health Month, OHI will be providing free oral health services to children 12 and under at three OHI health centers locations: Lakewood, 101 Second Street; Toms River, 301 Lakehurst Road; and Little Egg Harbor, Oaks Medical Campus,798 Route 539. Building 3. The services are free to children if they do not have insuranceIf the family does have insurance, however, the insurance company will be billed.

Many dentists will be donating their time to provide the underserved children of Ocean County, N.J., with free oral health services, such as free dental screenings that include a dental exam, X-rays as needed, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments, and free dental hygiene materials, such as toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste.

Parents must call to schedule an appointment.  To schedule an appointment in either English or Spanish call 732-363-6655.  For questions, contact Monika Kwiatkowska, dental manager, at 732-363-6655 or mkwiatkowska@ohinj.org.

Throughout the year, OHI offers dental cleanings and full checkups, including X-rays and other screening procedures for children and adults. Dentists are available at the Lakewood, Toms River and Little Egg Harbor sites daily Monday through Friday, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

For more information, visit www.ohinj.org. or call Douglas Clark, marketing manager, at 732-719-9026.

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Save the Date for OHI’s 2017 Fundraiser

ohi_fundraiser-save-the-date_flyer3Save the date! Help OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc.) improve the quality of life of Ocean County children, adults, and seniors by attending OHI’s Annual Valentines’ Day Fundraiser, with dinner, dancing, and a Wonderland themed Casino Night, Friday, February 10 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, 20 Shore Oaks Dr, Farmingdale, NJ 07727. 

OHI, a federally qualified health center and 501 (c)(3), provides comprehensive primary and preventative care services to Ocean County’s uninsured and underinsured populations.

Tickets are $150 each. Sponsorships, donations, journal ads, and premium ticket packages are available, and are 100 percent tax deductible, excluding the cost of the dinner. For further information, tickets or sponsorships, contact Douglas Clark, marketing manager, at 732-719-9026. The deadline for sponsorships and ad journal proofs is Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Send ad files to fundraiser@ohinj.org.