Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition

Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition

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After eight years serving as separate coalitions, the Essex and Passaic County Cancer Coalitions united on July 1, 2012 to form the regional two-county Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, with an enhanced mission and combined meetings.

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Presentations

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“Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco Products: Hidden dangers and implications for public health”, two presentations at the regular public meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, St. Mary’s General Hospital, Passaic, NJ, February 26, 2018:

Picture and text from March 2018 Clifton Merchant, p. 70, showing meeting organizers and presenters at 26-Feb-2018 EPWC public meeting, along with discussion of e-cigarette hazards

© Clifton Merchant Magazine, 2018. With permission from the publisher, Tom Hawrylko.


“Patients, Consumers and Other Health Professionals Are on Social Media: Learn Why We Should Meet and Engage These Audiences Online” (as a self-contained PowerPoint show or in PDF format), an educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, East Orange General Hospital, East Orange, NJ, June 29, 2017, by Yolanda M. Finley, Communications Manager, Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey.


“Cancer Survivors: A Growing Population with Unique Health Care Needs” (as a self-contained PowerPoint show or in PDF format), an educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, RWJBarnabas, West Orange, NJ, March 6, 2017, by Mary Jane Tranzillo, APN, Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Summit Medical Group.


“Lung Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment” (in PDF format), an educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, Rutgers Health Sciences Campus, Newark, NJ, November 28, 2016, by Andrew R. Berman, MD, Division Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care and Allergy & Immunology, and Vice Chair for Clinical Development, Department of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.


“Diabetes: Prevention, Testing & Treatment”, including three educational presentations at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, HackensackUMC-Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ, September 26, 2016:


“Know the Skin You’re In” (as a self-contained PowerPoint show or in PDF format), an educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, West Orange, NJ, June 8, 2016, by Franz Omar Smith, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology & General Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology & Sarcoma Surgery; Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency, Saint Barnabas Medical Center.


“Health Screening Guidelines”, an educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, West Orange, NJ, March 7, 2016, by Lois V. Greene, DHA, MBA, BSN, RN, Ambulatory Care Nursing Director, University Hospital, Ambulatory Care & Outpatient Oncology Services.


“Screening in Medicine” (as a self-contained PowerPoint show or in PDF format), an educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition (EPWC), Passaic County Public Safety Academy, Wayne, NJ, December 9, 2015, by Stanley H. Weiss, MD, Professor, Departments of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and Epidemiology, Rutgers School of Public Health, and Founder & Director of the EPWC.


Symposium: “Local Public Health Issues”, including three educational presentations, at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, HackensackUMC-Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ, September 16, 2015:


“The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Diseases”, an educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, West Orange, NJ, June 8, 2015, by Pallavi Solanki, MD, FACC, Director, Advanced Heart Failure, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and University Hospital.


“Are you prepared to save a life when sudden cardiac arrest happens?”, a preparedness presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, HackensackUMC-Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ, February 9, 2015, by Mr. Joey Bombara, EMR & AHA/ARC instructor trainer.


Symposium: “Learn the Facts about Gynecologic Cancer” (for professional audience), including two educational presentations, at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, Essex County Hospital Center, Cedar Grove, NJ, November 8, 2014:


Symposium: “Learn the Facts about Gynecologic Cancer” (for lay audience), including three educational presentations, at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, United Way of Northern New Jersey, Montclair, NJ, July 22, 2014:


“Symposium on Developments in Detection and Treatment of Breast Cancer”, two educational presentations at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, Wayne YMCA, Wayne, NJ, June 9, 2014:


“The National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Early Evaluation Program™ (KEEP)” (as an archived multimedia recording, as a self-contained PowerPoint show or in PDF format), an educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, HackensackUMC-Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ, March 24, 2014, by Ellen H. Yoshiuchi, MPS, Division Program Director, The National Kidney Foundation Serving Greater New York.


“Obesity — Nutritional Perspectives” & “The Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace in New Jersey”, three educational presentations at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, East Orange Public Library, East Orange, NJ, December 9, 2013:

Obesity — Nutritional Perspectives

“The Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace in New Jersey” (as a self-contained PowerPoint show or in PDF format) — Tanya Pagán Raggio-Ashley, MD, MPH, FAAP, Senior Medical Officer, New York Regional Office (Region II), Office of Regional Operations, Health Resources Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.


“Critical New Medical and Public Health Events That Will Acutely Affect You, Your Organization, and Your Clients and Patients”, two educational presentations at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, HackensackUMC-Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ, September 12, 2013:


“Trends in Cancer: Focus on Breast Cancer”, a symposium at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, Casa Nova Grill, Newark, NJ, June 18, 2013, in two parts:

The symposium was jointly moderated by Stanley H. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACE, Director of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, and of Quantitative Methods, Rutgers-School of Public Health, and Cancer Liaison Physician for The University Hospital, and Catherine P. Marcial, MA, Program Coordinator of the Screening Access of Value to Essex (S.A.V.E.) Women and Men program.


“Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Improving the Health of NJ Communities” (as a self-contained PowerPoint show, slides only in PDF format, or slides with notes pages in PDF format) — Ms. Karin Mille, MS, RD, Public Health Nutrition Consultant for the Office of Nutrition and Fitness in the Division of Family Health Services of the NJ Department of Health — an educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Wellness Coalition, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, West Orange, NJ, March 14, 2013.


“Colorectal Cancer: Public Health Intervention” (as a self-contained PowerPoint show or in PDF format) — Mr. James Zasadzinski, 4th-year medical student, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical Schooland
“How 100% Smokefree Parks and Recreational Areas Policies Benefit Your Community” (as a self-contained PowerPoint show or in PDF format) — Cindy Meakem, CHES, Coordinator, Center for Prevention and Counseling; Karen Blumenfeld, Esq., Executive Director, New Jersey GASP; Alan Kantz, Program Manager, New Jersey GASP
educational presentations at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex-Passaic Chronic Disease Coalition, Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ, September 24, 2012.


“The Affordable Care Act & Related Health Care Financing Issues” (as a full multimedia recording, as a self-contained PowerPoint show, slides only in PDF format, or slides with notes pages in PDF format) — Mr. Robert Schermer, Strategic Innovation Management, LLC — an educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex County Cancer Coalition, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, West Orange, NJ, June 28, 2012, extensively reviewing the various parts of the Affordable Care Act and their implications for health care financing and comprehensive cancer and chronic disease control activities.


“Tobacco Addiction / Preventing Oral Cancer”, educational presentations at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex County Cancer Coalition, UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School, Newark, NJ, March 29, 2012, in three parts — two parts on Tobacco Addiction (both together as a self-contained PowerPoint show or in PDF format) and one part on Preventing Oral Cancer.  The two parts on Tobacco Addiction are also available separately, as listed below along with the third part.

Click here for the full multimedia recording of this presentation that has been archived and made available to the public in the New Jersey Public Health Training Center’s Training Archives.


Learn about Cancer Clinical Trials”, an educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex County Cancer Coalition, UMDNJ-NJMS/University Hospital Cancer Center, Newark, NJ, December 8, 2011, in four parts:


“Can Sex Lead to Cancer? — Sexually Transmitted Viruses & Cancer” (as a self-contained PowerPoint show or in PDF format), an educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex County Cancer Coalition, Essex County College, Newark, NJ, September 22, 2011, in three parts:

A full multimedia recording of this presentation has been archived in three parts and is available to the public in the New Jersey Public Health Training Center’s Training Archives.  Just the slides from the three parts of this presentation are also available separately in either self-contained PowerPoint or PDF format:

Part I — “HPV (Human Papillomavirus) & Cancer” — by Dr. Mohammed Multimedia recording (video, sound, & slides) PPS format (self-contained PowerPoint show) PDF format
Part II — “Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) & Cancer” — by Dr. Schlam Multimedia recording (video, sound, & slides) PPS format (self-contained PowerPoint show) PDF format
Part III — “HIV/AIDS & Cancer” and “Drug Abuse & Cancer” — by Dr. Weiss Multimedia recording (video, sound, & slides) PPS format (self-contained PowerPoint show) PDF format

All three parts together in a single presentation

PPS format (self-contained PowerPoint show)

PDF format


“Colorectal Cancer: An Update” (as a self-contained PowerPoint show or in PDF format) — Stanley H. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACE (Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health, New Jersey Medical School, and Department of Quantitative Methods, School of Public Health, UMDNJ), Director and Principal Investigator, Essex County Cancer Coalition; Daniel M. Rosenblum, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health, New Jersey Medical School, and Department of Quantitative Methods, School of Public Health, UMDNJ), Co-coordinator, Essex County Cancer Coalition — an educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex County Cancer Coalition, Cedar Grove, NJ, May 19, 2011, discussing (1) colonoscopy as the primary screening method for colorectal cancer, (2) presenting the basics of colorectal cancer screening to a lay audience, and (3) recent findings on colonic lesions in diverse populations.  A full multimedia recording of this presentation has been archived in three parts and is available to the public in the New Jersey Public Health Training Center’s Training Archives.  Just the slides from the three parts of this presentation are also available separately in either self-contained PowerPoint or PDF format:

Part I — Colonoscopy as the primary screening method for colorectal cancer — by Dr. Weiss Multimedia recording (video, sound, & slides) PPS format (self-contained PowerPoint show) PDF format
Part II — Talking to a lay audience about colon cancer screening — by Dr. Rosenblum Multimedia recording (video, sound, & slides) PPS format (self-contained PowerPoint show) PDF format
Part III — Evolving issues in colonoscopy — by Dr. Weiss Multimedia recording (video, sound, & slides) PPS format (self-contained PowerPoint show) PDF format

All three parts together in a single presentation

PPS format (self-contained PowerPoint show)

PDF format


Investigating Cancer Clusters: New Guidelines and Innovative Approaches” (pdf), Daniel Wartenberg, PhD, Professor and Director of Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  Educational presentation at the regular quarterly meeting of the Essex County Cancer Coalition, Newark, NJ, March 10, 2011, examining what cancer clusters are, how they are studied, why they should be studied, and what new methods are being used to better understand them.


The Food Environment & Cancer-Promoting Diets: Nutritional Risk between & within Urban Neighborhoods” (pdf), Sean C. Lucan, MD, MPH, MS (Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University), alumnus of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar program at University of Pennsylvania.  Educational presentation given to the Essex County Cancer Coalition at its regular quarterly meeting, West Orange, NJ, December 9, 2010, (1)  reviewing evidence on dietary risk factors for cancer, (2) exploring ecological relations between community residents’ perceptions of availability of various foods and neighborhood dietary patterns, and (3) examining how availability of various snack foods in neighborhoods relates to children’s diets in those neighborhoods.


Prostate Cancer Prevention Strategies” (pdf), Stanley H. Weiss, MD (Professor, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School & UMDNJ School of Public Health), Director & Principal Investigator, Essex County Cancer Coalition.  Educational presentation examining both diet and chemoprevention of prostate cancer and reviewing current evidence for and against both strategies, given to the Essex County Cancer Coalition at its regular quarterly meeting, Newark, NJ, September 23, 2010.

PSA Testing 101” (pdf), Stanley H. Weiss, MD (Professor, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School & UMDNJ School of Public Health), Director & Principal Investigator, Essex County Cancer Coalition.  Educational presentation covering current evidence on the benefits of prostate cancer screening and considering some issues that remain to be addressed, given to the Essex County Cancer Coalition at its regular quarterly meeting, Newark, NJ, September 23, 2010.

The Impact of Prostate Cancer in New Jersey” (pdf), Daniel M. Rosenblum, PhD (Assistant Professor, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School & UMDNJ School of Public Health), Co-Coordinator, Essex County Cancer Coalition.  Educational presentation reviewing New Jersey and national data on prostate cancer risk, prevalence, incidence, mortality, and disparities, given to the Essex County Cancer Coalition at its regular quarterly meeting, Newark, NJ, September 23, 2010.


“Skin Cancer and the NJ Choose Your Cover Program” (ppt), Amanda Medina, MA, MPH, Program Development Specialist, Office of Community Outreach, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Educational presentation on the New Jersey Choose Your Cover skin cancer screening and education program given to the Essex County Cancer Coalition at its regular quarterly meeting, South Orange, NJ, June 3, 2010.


“Non-Dangers/Proper Perspectives of Radiation Therapy Treatments” (ppt), Robert Goodman, MD, Chairman of Radiation Oncology - Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Educational presentation discussing the myths and facts about radiation therapy given to the Essex County Cancer Coalition at its regular quarterly meeting, Newark, NJ, March 25, 2010.


“Reducing Disparities in Clinical Trials” (ppt), Barbara Gladson, PT, PhD, MS in Clinical Trials Sciences, UMDNJ - School of Health Related Professions & UMDNJ's Director of Biopharm Education and Curriculum Development. Educational presentation concerning strategies for increasing minority enrollment in cancer clinical trials given to the Essex County Cancer Coalition at its regular quarterly meeting, Newark, NJ, December 10, 2009.

“Cancer Center Trials at St Barnabas” (ppt), Maritza Quinones, Registry Coordinator, Saint Barnabas Healthcare System – Cancer Center. Educational presentation concerning the cacner clinical trials being conducted at St Barnabas Cancer Center given to the Essex County Cancer Coalition at its regular quarterly meeting, Newark, NJ, December 10, 2009.

“Minority- Based Community Clinical Oncology Program” (ppt), Tracie Saunders, MS, RN, Director, UMDNJ, NJMS/UH Cancer Center Clinical Research Office. Educational presentation given to the Essex County Cancer Coalition at its regular quarterly meeting, Newark, NJ, December 10, 2009.


The Prostate Cancer Continuum, The Changing Face of Disparity: Taking Health into Our Own Hands, Virgil Simons, Founder & President, CEO & CFO, The Prostate Net. Educational presentation to the Essex County Cancer Coalition at its regular quarterly meeting, Livingston, NJ, September 10, 2009.


OralCDx Brush Biopsy – Technique and Indications, Mark Rutenberg, CEO & Founder, CDx Laboratories.  Educational presentation to the Essex County Cancer Coalition at its regular quarterly meeting, Newark, NJ, March 6, 2008.


“In the Pink, In the Know, In the Black — The evolution of a community health program” presented by Lois Greene, RNC, MBA (St. Michael’s Medical Center), et al. in Workshop Session B-7 at the 2007 Minority Women’s Health Summit, convened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, Washington, D.C., August 23-26, 2007.


Oral cancer, prevention and early detection (MP3, 00:29:57, 13.72MB) presented by Dr. Arnold Rosenheck, Assistant Dean for Hospital Affairs & Institutional Development at New Jersey Dental School on HealthLink Radio, The University Hospital’s regular 8:30 AM Sunday morning show on WFDU (89.1 FM), July 8, 2007.


"Identification of cancer priorities in Essex County" (PDF, 236.7KB) presented at the 2005 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey, April 27, 2005

"Evaluation of Cancer Educational Materials" (PDF, 206KB) presented at the 2005 NJMS Student Summer Research Day

"An Evaluation of Cancer Educational Materials with a Focus on those Currently Distributed by Health Departments in New Jersey" (Powerpoint, 340KB) presented by Stanley H. Weiss, MD at the September 8, 2005 Essex County Cancer Coalition Meeting.

A Role for Health Care Professionals in the Fight Against Oral Cancer (PDF, 1.7MB) presented by Arnold Rosenheck, DMD at the September 8, 2005 Essex County Cancer Coalition Meeting

"Local Implementation of Cancer Control Efforts in Essex County" (Powerpoint, 646KB) presented to the Livingston League of Women Voters, February 16, 2006






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