Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) participated in the much-awaited Red Nose Day campaign, dedicated to improving the lives of children and families living in poverty. This extraordinary collaboration combines HJAHC’s commitment to providing quality healthcare with the mission of Red Nose Day to create lasting change and bring smiles to the faces of those who need it most.
Help LGBTQ+ Members Prevail Discrimination in Healthcare
The LGBTQ+ community faces a big problem when it comes to getting healthcare. During Pride Month, people try to raise awareness and provide resources to help LGBTQ+ individuals get the care they need, in a way that respects their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Keep Your Smile Healthy
June is the American Dental Association's (ADA) Oral Health Month. This means it's a special time to learn about how to take care of your teeth and gums. Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) can help you and your family take care of your teeth.
Highlighting Mental Health Services During Mental Health Awareness Month
May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and educate the public about mental health issues and the importance of seeking treatment. This month is a reminder that mental health is just as important as physical health, and that seeking help is a sign of strength. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to highlight the services provided by the Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC).
Updates to Henry J. Austin Health Center’s Mask Policy
As of April 18, 2023, Governor Phill Murphy announced that the state of New Jersey no longer has a statewide universal directive mandating people to wear masks in healthcare settings. Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) will continue to monitor community transmission rates to ensure a safe environment for patients to receive care without risking exposure to the virus.
The Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines have been the most effective weapon in the fight against the virus. The arrival of vaccines saw the beginning of a period of recovery for the world. However, the spread of misinformation about vaccines continues to pose a significant challenge to the vaccination efforts.
Fuel for the Future
National Nutrition Month is celebrated every March to raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. This year’s theme is Fuel for the Future. “This message encourages us to think about making food choices that are both good for the future of our health as well as the health of the earth and the environment,” said Susan Jones, RDN, HJAHC resident nutritionist. By making sustainable food choices, we can help reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier planet.
Empowering Women and Girls: Understanding the Impact of HIV/AIDS and Raising Awareness
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), a day to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS, specifically toward women and girls. This day also serves as an opportunity to educate the public about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS, as well as it’s historical roots. One pioneer who vastly changed the view of the awareness of HIV/AIDS was Dr. Mathilde Krim, an immunologist and medical researcher who dedicated her career to public awareness of AIDS during a time when the public was still learning about the disease.
Celebrating Social Workers Day and the Vital Role of Social Workers in Improving Patients’ Lives
Social Work Month is among the many celebrations in March, with Social Workers Day being celebrated on the third Tuesday of the month. Social work is vital to any community, and it was particularly important during the pandemic. In the face of an unprecedented challenge, social workers played a crucial role in helping people cope with the pandemic and promoting resilience and well-being and continue to play a critical role in the lives of HJAHC patients.
What you Need To Know About Vaccine Misinformation
Vaccinations are key at preventing and controlling the spread of infectious diseases. Despite the proven safety and efficacy of vaccinations, there is an increasing trend of misinformation surrounding vaccines that is causing concern among health professionals and the public.
A VISION for Trenton Youth I Art Exhibition & Silent Auction
We invite you to enjoy an inspiring exhibition featuring the creative works of students in Trenton and local artists passionate about uplifting our community. Trenton students want to showcase all that they can accomplish and dream of with access to supportive services that empower them to reach their full potential and optimal well-being.
Most adult smokers want to quit. But less than 1/3 are using proven methods to help.
The Surgeon General put out the first report on smoking and health back in 1964. Since then, smoking among U.S. adults has gone from 43% to about 14% in 2018. But even though the numbers have improved, it’s still the leading preventable cause of death and disease in this country.
Learn more about the steps you can take to quit smoking and stay healthy.
Looking for affordable prescriptions? Look to Henry J. Austin Health Center.
Prescription medicines can be expensive, especially when you’re getting them for your whole family. Why not see if you can save on them without giving up on convenience? HJAHC has a pharmacy nearby that’s open to all residents in Trenton and Mercer County.
Enjoy the Holidays, Eat Healthy, and Stay Healthy with a Few Tips
The holidays are a great time for people to get together with family and friends to celebrate traditions. Sometimes these gatherings involve food; and a lot of it! Here are some quick tips to stay healthy while celebrating.
Healthy Holiday and Winter Tips for Your Children
Often parents are frustrated with what their children are eating and often ask our pediatricians and nutritionist how to implement healthy choices for their children.
Read more about what our resident nutritionist, Susan Jones suggests to keep your children healthy during this holiday season.
Almost 50% of people over 30 have gum disease. Are you one of them?
If you’re having oral health issues, you’re not suffering alone. The number of people who are dealing with these problems is alarming.
Learn more about what you can do to stay healthy and how our dental team can support you.
How the HJAHC HRSA Grant Funded Nurse Residency Program Supports the Trenton/Mercer County Community
The Nurse Practitioner residency is a 12-month program for advanced practice nurses who have completed a Master’s or Doctoral program and have passed the Nurse Practitioner Certification boards.
GivingTuesday: Visit HJAHC’s Pop-Up Gallery at Starbucks, Trenton!
A gift of $140 can sponsor a child in Trenton to get corrective vision services and prescription eyeglasses, give today at henryjaustin.org/support.
A Vision for Trenton Youth: HJAHC Bookfair at Barnes & Noble
This holiday season, provide a child with prescription glasses by shopping at Barnes & Noble.
A Vision for Trenton Youth: Pop-Up Gallery at Labyrinth Books
This holiday season, make a difference in your community by supporting our partnership with Vision to Learn to provide free vision screenings, exams, and prescription eyeglasses to all Trenton Public School students in need.