MEDIA ADVISORY—South Jersey Families Re-Connected Coalition Celebrates Local Parents
and Opens Doors to Community at Second Annual Event
VINELAND, NJ—The South Jersey Families Re-Connected Coalition (SJFRC) will host its Second Annual Parent Empowerment Graduation and Open House at the Kingdom Covenant Christian Center on Tuesday,
February 26, 2013. Vineland City Mayor Ruben Bermudez will be the guest speaker. Read more.
CHS Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Improve Their Lives through Education
CHS's High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is celebrating its 30th year of supporting migrant and seasonal farmworkers in their educational and professional pursuits. Since 1981, the program,
funded by the US Department of Education's Office of Migrant Education (OME), has helped over 7000 migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware work to acquire their
general education development (GED) certificates, the equivalent of a high school diploma, and successfully transition to the next level of education, vocational training, or employment. Read more.
CHS Shares Findings on Its Efforts to Support Women of Color Living with HIV/AIDS at 2012 Ryan White Meeting
CHS Senior Scientist Damiya E. Whitaker, PsyD, and CHS Senior Content Associate Luz Amparo Pinzon, PhD, shared key findings from the Latinas/Ladies Involved in Full Treatment (LIFT) program
and its Yo Me Cuido/I Take Care of Myself curriculum at the 2012 Ryan White Program Grantee Meeting in Washington, DC, last week. Read more.
CHS's High School Equivalency Program Featured in Local Newspaper
The News of Cumberland County, a newspaper covering Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland, New Jersey, recently featured CHS's High School Equivalency
Program (HEP) in an article highlighting 17 graduates who overcame obstacles and acquired their General
Educational Development (GED) certificates. Read more.
CHS Leads Training at National Migrant Education Conference
The Center for Human Services (CHS), through its Migrant Education Training and Support (METS) program, developed and
conducted 11 training sessions in May during the National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education (NASDME) Conference in Portland, Oregon.
Ecuadorian MOH to Expand CHS's Newborn Health Pilot
After two years of successfully piloting CHS's Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care (EONC) Network Project in Ecuador's Pujilí District, Cotopaxi's
Provincial Directorate of Health has announced it will expand the project. Read more.
New Jersey Department of Health Deputy Commissioner Visits CHS Bridgeton
Dr. Arturo Brito, New Jersey's Department of Health Deputy Commissioner, visited the CHS Bridgeton office last week to attend a health fair organized in honor of National Minority Health Month.
The fair, called "Igualdad en la Salud Para Todos-Health Equity for All", catered to minority populations disproportionately affected by health issues. Read more.
CHS Senior Manager Shares Insights at Conference for Farm Worker Advocates
Center for Human Services (CHS) senior manager, Mr. Louis Marino, presented at the Partnerships for the Future Conference
in Puerto Rico in March, offering insights from his work as project director for the Vocational
Rehabilitation Service Project for Migratory Agricultural Workers and Seasonal Farmworkers with Disabilities. Read more.
National Diabetes Alert Day: Reducing Diabetes Disparities Project reaches nearly 1,000 people diabetes at risk in Cumberland County, NJ
On American Diabetes Association Alert Day, the Center for Human Services (CHS) is happy to report that since July 1, 2011, the Reducing Diabetes Disparities Project
has given nearly 1,000 individuals in Cumberland County, New Jersey the American Diabetes Risk Association Test (ADART). Read more.
Keystone Health Offers Free Screenings to CHS Program
One doctor and two nurses from the Keystone Health Farmworkers Program visited the Center for Human Services (CHS) in Hanover, Pennsylvania, last week to provide free health screenings to CHS program participants.
CHS Partners with Univision for Children's Event
CHS recently partnered with Univision, the leading media company serving Hispanic Americans in the U.S., to host a children's event. Read more.
CHS-led South Jersey Families Re-Connected Coalition Featured in Local Newspaper
The Daily Journal, a newspaper covering Cumberland County, New Jersey, recently featured the South Jersey Families Re-Connected
Coalition in an article titled "Local agencies unite for families." Read more.
Center for Human Services Opens New Office in Vineland, New Jersey
The Center for Human Services (CHS) held an open house on Tuesday, October 18th, to debut its new office in Vineland, New Jersey. Read more.
Center for Human Services continues services to disadvantaged populations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
CHS has won three contracts to continue to provide educational, vocational training, and other social services to Latino populations (with a particular focus on the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker community) in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Through one of the programs, CHS will provide diabetes management services to African-American and Latino populations in New Jersey. Read more.
CHS supports migrant education programs throughout the U.S.
Through its Migrant Education and Training Support (METS) program, CHS assists state migrant education programs to meet federal guidelines for migrant education programs. Read more.
Susan Harwood Capacity Building Training Grant awarded to the Center for Human Services
The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration awarded CHS a grant to explore the feasibility of developing a safety and health training program in Pennsylvania. Read more.
Cotopaxi, Ecuador EONC Project:
Child Survival in the Ecuadorian Highlands
CHS recently launched a four-year project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in Cotopaxi. Read more.
With New Jersey AIDS Partnership, CHS launches new project to combat HIV/AIDS in Cumberland County, NJ
The project aims to raise awareness on how to prevent HIV, to encourage safer sex, and to maximize community participation. Read more.
In European Biopharmaceutical Review, CHS Researcher describes realities of using diagnostic tests in developing countries
Senior Researcher Steven Harvey talks about the challenge that infectious disease diagnosis presents in the developing world. Read more.
CHS launches program to improve the quality of health care among women living with HIV/AIDS in New Jersey
The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to grow among women of color. In 2007, New Jersey’s Department of Health reported that Latinas make up 34 percent of the reported HIV/AIDS diagnoses in Cumberland County, NJ. Read more.