SJFMC and Nurture NJ Family Festival


Boost NJ2 - SJFMC team poses with NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy

Caption: The SJFMC team poses with NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy!

On April 13th, SJFMC supported the First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Nurture NJ initiative by hosting a Family Festival at our Burlington City health center. With the help of more than 30 community organizations, we provided much needed resources, information and health services for pregnant mothers, new mothers, and all families in attendance. Our vaccination team was also present to protect the most vulnerable populations.

“The fact that black and brown women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women, coupled with another staggering statistic that black and brown infants die at double the rate of their counterparts, is unacceptable and alarming,” said Linda Y. Flake, MBA, President/CEO of Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc. “As a community health center, we provide all women with access to health care, regardless of their ability to pay. We have a robust Women’s Health Care Program and deliver close to 1000 babies across southern New Jersey. Our mission is to break down the disparities in health care by addressing chronic conditions and social determinants such as education, racism, transportation, and implicit bias to provide our pregnant patients, mothers, and babies with the best chance of living fulfilling lives. We still have much work to do, but the future holds much promise, as demonstrated by First Lady Murphy’s commitment to prioritize and address the maternal and infant health crisis through Nurture NJ. This program has placed a spotlight on this issue, has connected existing community partners, and directed new resources toward eliminating this disparity. We are so honored to participate in this important initiative and will continue our work with Nurture NJ! Together, with the partners that have been assembled across the state, we will make a difference.” 

Boost NJ2 - Migrant Health Manager Anali Reyes performs a health assessment on an expectant mother.

Caption: Migrant Health Manager Anali Reyes performs a health assessment on an expectant mother.

“With New Jersey turning a positive corner in our recovery from the pandemic, we are so excited to see the return of First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Family Festivals. While the upcoming festivals will be a bit smaller in scale as people get used to gathering again, they are just as important in connecting our families with important resources such as motor vehicle services that they can use to improve their everyday lives,” said Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, who serves as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. “We encourage people to come to these mini family festivals and take advantage of the services and resources provided. More than 5,500 families were positively impacted by the festivals pre-COVID and we want to reach even more families, especially since many may still be feeling the effects of the pandemic.” 

Stay tuned more information on upcoming family festivals. You can also check out our community calendar for upcoming events in your area. Click here to go to calendar

Boost NJ2 - Senator Troy Singleton, SJFMC CEO Linda Y. Flake and First Lady Tammy Murphy show their commitment to improving lives.

Caption: Senator Troy Singleton, SJFMC CEO Linda Y. Flake and First Lady Tammy Murphy show their commitment to improving lives.

Boost NJ2 - SJFMC Women’s Health Coordinator Siobhan Moody meets one of her patients newborns with a smile!

Caption: SJFMC Women’s Health Coordinator Siobhan Moody meets one of her patients newborns with a smile!

BOOST NJ2 WEEK!


Boost NJ2

Make a plan today to get your booster shot as part of Boost NJ2 Week!

Boost NJ2 Week is running from Wednesday, February 23rd through Tuesday, March 1st.

Join SJFMC this Saturday 2/26 from 10 am – 5pm at the Tanger Outlets – The Walk in Atlantic City. The vaccine event will be help at the courtyard at the intersection of Arctic and Michigan Avenues.  Primary Series and booster vaccines of Pfizer, Moderna and J&J will be available for people 5 years  and older. Anyone who is vaccinated at this event will receive a $10 off coupon book to Tanger Outlets. 

All SJFMC health centers also have walk-in availability to help make booster doses as available and accessible as possible. You can also schedule your shot here.

SJFMC offers the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines. Individuals 5 years and older are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. The Moderna and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for those 18 and older. You must live, work, or study in New Jersey to be eligible. The vaccine is free to all eligible Americans. 

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics and Community Events


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BOOST NJ DAY!


Boost NJ Day

Have you received your COVID-19 vaccine booster shot? Join folks across the state as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the first vaccination by getting your first vaccine dose or your booster shot. Boost NJ Day will be held on December 15, 2021. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said that as of 12/9/21, 34% of the 4.5 million New Jersey residents eligible for a booster have received one. “We are averaging about 35,000 booster doses each day, but we need to do better,” she said

Join SJMFC as we celebrate Boost NJ Day and get your booster, first or second vaccine dose at one of the following vaccine clinics.  Vaccines are free and no appointment is needed just show up!

Burlington County Vaccine Clinic:

December 15, 2021 10:00 am – 3:30pm 

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers

Burlington City Center (Outside in Heated Tent)

651 High Street

Burlington, NJ 08016

Atlantic County Vaccine Clinic:

December 15, 2021 10:30 am – 3:30pm

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers

Parking Lot Next to AC Civil Courts off Bacharach Blvd Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (Outside in Heated Tent)

December 15, 2021 10:00 am – 3:30pm

You can also walk in to any of our eight sites any day or schedule your booster or vaccination appointment below. 

SJFMC offers the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines. Individuals 5 years and older are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. The Moderna and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for those 18 and older. You must live, work, or study in New Jersey to be eligible. The vaccine is free to all eligible Americans. 

Get Vaccinated This Rural Health Week


SJFMC celebrates Rural Health Week by protecting our communities from COVID-19. Join us on November 18, 2021 from 10-2 at our Hammonton Health Center as we vaccinate and administer booster shots, contributing to community immunity. We are offering Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines as well as COVID-19 testing, health assessments, education and free gifts. Please join us and protect yourself and your family. For more information on the event click here.

Governor Murphy Holds Health Care Roundtable at SJFMC


New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced his plan to lower health care costs during a conversation with SJFMC Chief Medical Officer, Gregory Collins, consumers, and cabinet officials. The Governor commended SJFMC’s efforts in reducing cost and making health care available for everyone. Governor Murphy said, “ Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers is a gem in the state in the access it provides but that is not consistent across the state our challenge is to make it as good as it is but as affordable and accessible as possible.” With this goal in mind, the Governor has created a new Office of Health Care Affordability and Transparency. The office will be charged with working across all state agencies to develop a strategic plan for “consumer affordability, health care quality, cost transparency and taxpayer savings,” the Governor’s Office said. SJFMC Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gregory Collins, emphasized the importance of driving consumer costs down. Dr. Collins also discussed the need for more primary care physicians, among other specialties, given the current shortage. “Patients are making choices between buying food for their families and taking care of themselves. At SJFMC, we provide comprehensive, coordinated cost-effective healthcare. We also educate our patients and inform them of ways to be self-sufficient in their care because we know that if we educate our patients we can drive down the cost of their medical expenses in the long term.” said SJFMC Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gregory Collins.

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month


Did you know one in five children in the United States suffers from obesity? Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. This September, we can work together to create opportunities for kids to eat healthier and get more active. Make a difference for kids: spread the word about strategies for preventing childhood obesity and encourage communities, organizations, families and individuals to get involved. We can all use this month to raise awareness about the obesity epidemic and show people how they can help work toward a solution. Here are just a few ideas:

SJFMC Provider Day 2019


Pictured, left to right in front row: SJFMC CFO Ron Kaplan, President/CEO Linda Y. Flake, COO Esther Carpenter, PI/Director of Compliance Tarena Rivera. Back row: SJFMC Providers. Photo Credits: Tracie Van Auken. Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers recognized the contributions of its provider staff on March 15 during Provider Day. The event, which honors Doctors, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Physician Assistants and Dental Hygienists, was held at Paris Caterers. In addition to breakfast and presentations from SJFMC leaders, nine clinical team members received productivity and quality awards and incentives for their hard work. CEO Linda Flake said, “It is our way of saying thanks to our providers for their commitment to our mission. They work every day to keep the patients and the community healthy.” The SJFMC Board has signed a resolution marking the third Friday in March as Provider Day every year. Next year’s celebration will be held on March 20, 2020. 2019 Provider Day Honorees