Health Department

RABIES ALERT EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP 02/23/2024

SEE ALERTRabies Alert East Amwell Township



Message from County Health Officer

Welcome to the Hunterdon County Department of Health. Our mission is to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles, and protect the health and well-being of all residents and visitors of Hunterdon County. The staff at the Department of Health is a multi-disciplinary group: Public Health Nurses, Registered Environmental Health Specialists, Health Educators, Entomologists, and Infectious Disease Specialists. This team works together in providing a healthy community for people to live, work, and play.

Hunterdon County was named the healthiest county in New Jersey two years running in a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study of vital health factors that influence health. Learn more about the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study. The team at Hunterdon County Department of Health is proud to serve and contribute to improvements in our public's health every day.

I invite you to learn more about the programs and services provided by the Hunterdon County Department of Health. Some of our key programs include individual health services, environmental health, public health emergency response, recycling, and mosquito control. If you are interested in learning more or becoming a health department volunteer, please call us at 908-788-1351 or email Karen B. DeMarco.

Be well, Karen B. DeMarco, Department Head/County Health Officer.

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Check out the Health Department's Newsletter:

Winter Newsletter 2023-24 (PDF)

Spring/Summer 2023 Newsletter (PDF)

Fall 2023 Newsletter (PDF)

Problems with Spotted Lantern Flies
Spotted Lantern fly

Residents from Hunterdon County are reporting the invasive insect, spotted lanternfly (SLF). Take our passive survey, and data collected will be used to generate maps showing the intensity and location of SLF problems in the county. In addition, your input will help assess the economic impact of SLF.

Hunterdon Health Department Alerts Towns
Be Careful About Fill Delivered to Properties

Hunterdon County’s Department of Health has sent an advisory notification to all municipalities in the County, warning of the delivery of potentially contaminated soil or ‘dirty dirt’ disguised as clean fill at construction, development, and residential sites.

Health Department Director Karen DeMarco stated, “The Hunterdon County Health Department has received reports of potentially non-compliant soil being offered as clean fill in Hunterdon County. In some cases, fill is being offered free to residents online.