News & Announcements

Need Insurance? The 2020 Marketplace will open soon

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Enroll by December 15, 2019, and coverage starts January 1, 2020. 2020 plans and prices will be available to preview shortly before November 1. If you don’t act by December 15, you can’t get 2020 coverage unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Please call SJFMC at 1-800-486-0131 for more information.

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SJFMC Continues to Break Down Barriers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

By Dr. Judith Ruffin, Medical Director, Women’s Health Breast cancer is all around us. Just think about it—about one in eight women (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. You probably know someone who has been affected by breast cancer and may even be a survivor yourself. The CDC reports that deaths from breast cancer are decreasing among Hispanic, Caucasian and African American women. But there is still disparity among women of…

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

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…

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Spread the Need to Get Screened This Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

By: Dr. Gregory Collins, Chief Medical Officer In recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, do your part to make sure our patients are aware of how to protect themselves from this deadly disease—not just this month but all year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year more than 160,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. It’s the second-most common cancer in men, and about 30,000 die from their illness. New Jersey ranks in the top 10 for…

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Care Coordination Team Continues to Combat Black Maternal and Infant Mortality

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Chronic Disease Coordinator Yoammy Pozo and Director of Clinical Support Services and Community Engagement Destiny Wood join New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy at the Family Festival in Atlantic City. On Saturday, September 7, SJFMC took part in First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Family Festival in Atlantic City. The event is a part of Murphy’s Nurture NJ awareness campaign, aimed at combating the maternal and infant health crisis in New Jersey, where black women are five times more likely than white…

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SJFMC in the Community (Spring/Summer 2019)

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

April 30, 2019 SJFMC AND THE AC LINKS TEAM UP TO PUT FRESH PRODUCE ON LOCAL PLATES Sweet potatoes, mushrooms, collard greens and kale were just a few healthy favorites given out in sacks and bunches during our farm stand in April at the Merle Pavilion. The event, in collaboration with the Atlantic City chapter of the Links Inc., is part of the SJFMC Farmacy program, making fresh produce the medicine for a healthy soul. About 150 families received bags…

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