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Legislation Proposed to Improve Nonemergency Medical Transport in NJ

Published: Feb 14, 2023
February 14, 2023 A2878/S1069, the "Medicaid Transportation Brokerage Program Oversight and Accountability Act", would establish vehicle, staffing, and performance standards, and review and reporting requirements for non-emergency medical transport provided under the state's non-em...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Increasing Minimum SNAP Benefits ahead of Emergency Allotments Ending

Published: Feb 13, 2023
February 13, 2023 On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, Governor Phil Murphy signed S3491/A5086 into law, increasing the minimum monthly benefit under the New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Minimum Benefits Program from $50 to $95. This comes as the extra tempor...

Pres. Biden’s State of the Union Includes Plans regarding Opioid Crisis, Mental Health Care

Published: Feb 9, 2023
February 9, 2023 As two pillars of the Unity Agenda set out by the President last year, mental health and fighting the opioid crisis both received a significant amount of attention in both of these aspects of the President's speech, but came late in the speech. After noting many polic...

Governor Murphy Signs Temp Workers Bill of Rights into Law

Published: Feb 7, 2023
February 7, 2023 On February 6, 2023, Governor Phil Murphy signed S511/A1471, the "Temp Workers Bill of Rights", into law, after the legislation faced many rounds of debate, multiple revisions, and a previous conditional ...

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Speaks on Underuse of COVID-19 Treatment, Paxlovid

Published: Feb 6, 2023
February 6, 2023 Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator, who was appointed to his position in the White House COVID-19 Response Team in March of 2022, recently participated in an interview with Eric Topol, Editor-in-Chief of Medscape, in which he called attentio...

Public Health Emergency and COVID-19 National Emergency Set to Expire May 11th

Published: Feb 2, 2023
February 2, 2023 On Monday, the Biden Administration gave notice to Congress that it intends to let the emergency declarations related to the COVID-19 pandemic expire on May 11, 2023. Currently, there are two emergencies in place, the COVID-19 National Emergency, and the Public Heal...

Advocates Provide Testimony at Final NJ DHS 988 Mobile Crisis Public Listening Session

Published: Jan 30, 2023
January 30, 2023 On January 24, 2023, the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) hosted the final of three 988 Mobile Crisis Public Listening Sessions, with the first two having taken place on January 17, and 19, 2023. During these listening sessions, New Jerseyans were able to...

State Department of Treasury Launches Financial Literacy Website

Published: Jan 26, 2023
January 26, 2023 Financial Wellness Is One of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, Significantly Reduces Stress The New Jersey Department of Treasury launched a website with online courses with a progress-...

Sign up for Health Coverage through “Get Covered NJ” by January 31, 2023

Updated: Jan 24, 2023
January 24, 2023 The deadline for New Jerseyans to sign up for 2023 health insurance plans through the state's health insurance marketplace, "Get Covered New Jersey", is January 31, 2023, just eight days away. With the end of the open enrollment period fast approaching, State Senato...

NJAMHAA Provides Oral Testimony at Jan. 19th NJ DHS 988 Mobile Crisis Public Listening Session

Published: Jan 23, 2023
January 23, 2023 The New Jersey Department of Health (DHS) has hosted two 988 Mobile Crisis Public Listening Sessions during which New Jerseyans were able to offer verbal testimony on new 988 mobile crisis response teams. DHS and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services ...

New Jersey Stands to Receive More than $500M in Recently Joined Nationwide Settlement Agreement

Published: Jan 19, 2023
January 19, 2023 On January 11, 2023, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced that New Jersey has joined nationwide settlement agreements with pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, as well as with drug makers Teva Pharmaceuticals and Allergan, to resolve claims...

Kean University Launches BeWell Mental Health Initiative to Address K-12 Student Mental Health

Published: Jan 18, 2023
January 18, 2023 Kean University is launching a new mental health partnership with an Essex County school district in New Jersey using a $4.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The partnership, called the BeWell Mental Health Initiative, will place Kean graduate stud...
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