Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission was organized in 1957. The Commission serves as the Health Department for two Commission towns, Midland Park and Waldwick. The Commission also contracts for Public Health Services with Emerson, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Mahwah, Montvale, Old Tappan, Saddle River, Washington Township and Westwood.
NWBRHC is the recipient of the 2018-2019 NJ Influenza Honor Roll
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention & Control
According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), "Today at least 4 million households have children living in them that are being exposed to lead. There are approximately half a million U.S. children ages 1-5 with blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), the reference level at which CDC recommends public health actions be initiated. Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body. Because lead exposure often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized.
CDC’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is committed to the Healthy People 2020 goals of eliminating blood lead levels ≥ 10 µg/dL and differences in average risk based on race and social class as public health concerns. The program is part of the National Center for Environmental Health's Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services.