Office: 908-204-3070
After Hours: 908-766-1122
Fax: 908-204-3075

262 South Finley Ave
Basking Ridge, NJ

Health Education and Wellness

Education, Empowerment, and Mobilization

The Health Education Division of the Bernards Township Health Department includes health education and promotion, nutrition services, youth services, human services, and risk communication. Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) are specially trained professionals, certified by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc., who design, conduct, and evaluate programs and activities that improve the public's health and well-being. Bernards Township Health Educators are involved in several community partnerships and act as liaisons between the health department and various community agencies. In addition, the Bernards Township Health Department has been the recipient of several grant awards to support program initiatives that have resulted from community-wide needs assessments and problem identification.


  • Individual and group education
  • Training programs on a variety of health topics
  • Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Community Health Improvement Plan
  • Program planning and evaluation
  • Educational material development
  • Grant writing
  • Coordination of community organization activities


The Community Program Coordinator serves as a catalyst within our community for developing programs directed at improving the health and well-being of local youth.

  • Referrals made based on a resource directory  listing mental health programs,  practitioners and treatments centers for alcohol/substances abuse and family issues.


  • Child Health Conference: Immunizations and well-baby care for children from birth to age 18 at no charge once each month
  • Skin Cancer Screening Program (July)
  • Flu Immunization Clinic (Autumn)
  • Low-cost Women’s Cancer Screening 
  • Low-cost Mammography