5/1/2019 - May - Mental Health Awareness month
The Englewood Health Department is a local public health agency with a comprehensive array of public health prevention, promotion, and protection services and programs serving 27,147 residents (2010 census data) in the City of Englewood, New Jersey. It operates under the mandated, legal framework of the Public Health Practice Standards of Performance for Local Boards of Health in New Jersey (N.J.A.C 8:52) and the New Jersey State Sanitary Code (N.J.A.C 8:26). Under the governing authority of the Englewood Board of Health, its mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families in the City of Englewood through innovative policies, effective services, and strong community partnerships.
The role of a local health department is to protect and promote the public's health. Although a daily factor in all our lives, public health is one of the least visible and least understood of all public functions. In a nutshell, public health provides all those services needed to protect and promote health that cannot be readily performed in the private sector or by health care providers. Public health is not health care. Often misunderstood as a service for the poor or for only certain segments of the community, public health serves everyone. Unlike health care, if we do our job perfectly, you’ll never know we were there!
During a normal workday, the Health Department conducts inspections of restaurants, pools, and other facilities to ensure proper sanitation, and investigates public health nuisance complaints such as trash or rodents. It also issues birth, death and marriage/civil union certificates, marriage/civil union licenses and retail food and pet licenses, provides health clinics for children, and health promotion programs for all ages. We are program administrators, nurses, health educators, inspectors, registrars, support staff, students, volunteers, and other dedicated individuals with a common goal -- to deliver effective and innovative programs and services that ensure the health and well-being of the Englewood community. The Health Department includes an administrative division and program divisions in Environmental Health, Health Education, Public Health Nursing, and Vital Statistics & Licensing. We look forward to seeing you and working with you.
For additional information, please contact the Director/Health Officer, James Fedorko, at 201-871-6501.
Health Department Videos (YouTube)
James M. Fedorko
Assistant to Director:
Deborah L. Baldwin
73 South Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
Phone: (201) 568-3450
Fax: (201) 568-5738
Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00PM Vital Records & Licensing
9:00AM - 5:00PM All other matters
After hours (non life-threatening) emergency
Police Dept: (201) 568-2700