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ACEs Action Team Member Highlight: Hear How the 16 Strong Project is Addressing ACEs

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ACEs Action Team Member Highlight: Hear How the 16 Strong Project is Addressing ACEs

16 Strong Project is a national organization that engages youth in adverse childhood experience (ACEs) awareness and recognition. We are dedicated to empowering resilience to ACEs through youth-led initiatives, educational workshops, school partnerships, and community outreach. 16 Strong focuses specifically


By: B Teed, LINCS COVID Social Support Coordinator The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption in employment, business, educational systems, health care, and other core areas of community life.  While organizations have responded quickly to meet the needs of residents impacted

Hearts, Hands and Voices

By: Terry Ziegler My experience as a CARES volunteer has meant so much to me these past two years. As a parent of a person in recovery, I wanted to support families of people in active addiction and early recovery. 

Burlington RRC Facilitates Bike Donations to NJ Recovery House Residents

By: Ashley Runyon This September, the Burlington RRC obtained four bicycles for the Destination Recovery house residents in Palmyra, NJ. Bob Furlong, a Police Officer with the NJ Transit Outreach Unit, facilitated the donation from the Walter Rand Transportation Center


By: Matt McGovern (LINCS COVID-19 Epidemiologist/Data Manager) COVID-19 has continued to spread throughout Morris County and the state of New Jersey. This most recent surge of cases started in July and has slowly continued to rise in August. The delta

The Prevention Team heads to Louisville, Kentucky

By: Ashley Brown, Preventionist The Prevention Team headed to Louisville, Kentucky to share our Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment Project (SBIRT)! As we successfully completed the implementation of SBIRT in 5 Morris County Schools last year, while continuing to

Gov. Murphy Signs Proclamation for ‘Overdose Awareness Day’ in New Jersey

Good News for Public Health

New Jersey School Passive Consent Law Passed July 2nd, 2021 By: Matt McGovern Student health behavior-related data has been difficult to obtain for New Jersey school districts for some time among students younger than 18 years old (minors). The primary

Substance Use in the LGBTQ+ Community

Substance use in the LGBTQ+ community is a significant problem.  Statistics show that LGBTQ+ adults are more than twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to use illicit drugs and almost twice as likely to have a substance use disorder