Monday, October 20th, 2014

The Morris County Office of Health Management has launched a redesigned website providing the most current public health and health care information, including updates on Ebola and the Enterovirus D-68 outbreak.

Visitors to the website, www.MorrisHealth.org, can also obtain health information that is specific to Morris County, including reports on infectious disease, influenza, chronic illness and environmental health.

“Morris County residents need to be able to obtain quick and accurate information in the event of a health crisis or health alert in the county,” said Carlos Perez, Morris County Health Officer.   “This new site is responsive, meaning it can be easily viewed on any device, and the health alerts are immediate and come from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the New Jersey Health Department.”
Recent health alerts have centered on Ebola and Enterovirus D68. Those and other health warnings are updated as needed and can be found on the website’s health blog, Perez said.

Information about healthy living, food safety, municipal health departments and rabies clinics is also available on the website, as are videos that cover a wide range of health, safety and preparedness topics, and training information and newsletters that are geared toward health professionals.

“The website is a resource on which people can rely for fast and accurate information about a health issue or a health emergency, should one arise in the county,” Perez said. “It is also a valuable tool as we in health management continue working to promote public health, to prevent the spread of disease, and to protect the environment through awareness, compliance, education, training and emergency response.”

The Office of Health Management website was redesigned in-house by the Morris County Office of Public Information.