Letters to the Editor

Mayor's Message: May 2017


With Mother's Day just around the corner and National Women's Health Week recognized on May 14th-20th, this is the perfect opportunity to empower the women in our lives to make their health a priority!  

Managed by Director LaDonna Johns, the city's Department of Health and Human Services, East Orange's W.I.C. Program and the Division of Senior Services provide routine screenings, healthy food programs, nutrition counseling, wellness activities and referrals to help keep women in our community healthy no matter their age.

Under the leadership of the East Orange General Hospital's new CEO Otis Story, our new and improved community hospital also has expanded its services to include a state-of-the-art Women's Health Center that offers one-stop comprehensive and specialized services to treat women through every stage of their life. 

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During National Women's Health Week, and on behalf of the men who love you, I'd like to encourage women to take control of their health and be sure to take the necessary steps listed below to improve it:

 * Maintain well-woman checkups 

 * Stay active and eat healthy 

 * Get enough sleep

 * Manage stress 

 * Avoid unhealthy behaviors 

To find out other ways you can maintain a healthy lifestyle, visit the Office on Women's Health at and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at for personalized  recommendations on improving your health.

Be well, be healthy and have a wonderful Mother's Day! 

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer. Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor.

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