The Health Education Division administers the following programs:


Southern New Jersey's Mobile Tobacco Prevention Program


Services we provide all are FREE of charge:


Educational programs on:


Secondhand Smoke and your Environment.

How smoking affects you.

Resources available to help you quit.

How to help someone you know, quit.




Carbon monoxide Screening
Lung Capacity Screening
Effects of Smoking Photographs
Quitting smoking assessments
Individual guidance and support groups

Tobacco Free Workplace Support




1-866-NJSTOPS (1-866-657-8677)
For Hearing Impaired: TTY 1-866-228-4327

Counseling Service Hours
 7AM to 12AM Monday - Friday
9AM to 10PM Saturday
9AM to 9PM Sunday


Currently offering free patches to NJ residents trying to quit smoking.


Free of charge for New Jersey residents, NJ Quitline is a toll-free, telephone based, free service that helps people who want to stop smoking. Trained counselors give callers information, advice, encouragement and one-on-one counseling. Counselors design an individualized program to support each smoker's effort to quit. Participants receive four counseling sessions, with the option of adding sessions as needed.



Vineland Municipal Alliance

Substance Abuse Prevention

The purpose of the Municipal Alliance Committee:

  • To organize and coordinate efforts involving schools, law enforcement, business groups and other community organizations for the purpose of reducing alcohol and drug abuse.
  • To develop a comprehensive awareness, outreach and support program for parents and the community at large.

The Functions of the Municipal Alliance Committee:

  • To create a network of community leaders, private citizens and representatives from appropriate public and private human service agencies to coordinate the Alliance activities.
  • To conduct an assessment of our community to determine its needs in relation to alcohol and drug abuse issues.
  • To identify existing efforts and services within the community in order to coordinate projects to avoid duplication and fragmentation.

What Does An Alliance Do?

  • Alliances plan, coordinate and conduct alcoholism, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention activities to benefit their communities based on extensive needs assessment process and identified priorities.

How Do I Get Involved?

  • If you are interested in being part of the Alliance effort in the City of Vineland please call 856-794-4131. New members are always welcomed.

2017 Alliance Meeting Schedule

Vineland City Hall 4th Floor Conference Room

5:15 p.m.


January 25, 2017

April 24, 2017

July 24, 2017

October 23, 2017



Disposal of Unused Medications and What You Should Know


Deterra Drug Deactivation System

Deterra is a drug deactivation product that can be used for easy and environmentally-friendly disposal of prescription drugs. It uses a molecular absorption technology to neutralize active chemicals in prescription drugs when water is added. By partnering with Inspira Health Network along with community agencies, home care and hospice workers, funeral homes, realtors and others, our goal is to reduce the amount of old or unused prescription drugs in homes and stop addiction before it begins.

  • If you are a community agency and would like to request a supply of Deterra pouches please follow the link to Inspira Health Network's request form.

  • If you would like Deterra pouches for you and your family, pouches can be picked up at the Vineland Health Department, 640 E. Wood Street, Vineland, NJ. during normal business hours.

  • For more information on the Deterra Drug Deactivation website log on to there website.




Other methods to Dispose of Prescription Medications Properly in your home

Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases and when they are no longer needed it is important to dispose of them properly to help reduce harm from accidental exposure or intentional misuse.




In an effort to stop the abuse of prescription drugs, NJ consumers are able to bring expired and/or unwanted medications to local police department headquarters who are participating in New Jersey's Project Medicine Drop (NJPMD). Individuals from anywhere in New Jersey can visit the boxes seven days a week, to drop off unneeded and expired medications - and keep them away from those at risk of abusing them.


For a list of Drop Box Locations in Vineland and surrounding areas please visit Project Medicine Drop.





  • Mix medicines (do not crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such as dirt, kitty litter, or used coffee grounds;
  • Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag
  • Throw the container in your household trash;
  • Scratch out all personal information on the prescription label of your empty pill bottle or empty medicine packaging to make it unreadable, then dispose of the container

Prescription Drug Abuse Programs


Partnership for Drug Free America

Drug Free Workplace Programs

When the Prescription Becomes the Problem








New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids - Vineland


Communities Making A Difference To Prevent Childhood Obesity initiative is part of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's goal to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015. We are meeting this objective by improving access to affordable healthy foods, creating permanant environmental changes which promote physical activity and increasing opportunities for physical activity in schools and communities across the nation.


New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study: Vineland

Food Environment Maps: Vineland

Physical Activity Maps: Vineland



For the latest information log onto our website:

New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids: Vineland


Emergency Preparedness

BE INFORMED About What Might Happen.


Emergency preparedness is not the sole concern of Californians for earthquakes, those who live in "Tornado Alley"; or Gulf Coast residents because of hurricanes. Most communities may be impacted by several types of hazards during a lifetime. Americans also travel more than ever before; to areas impacted by hazards they may not be at risk of near their homes. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.

MAKE A PLAN has made it simple for you to make a family emergency plan. Download the Family Emergency Plan (FEP) (PDF - 508 Kb) and fill out the sections before printing it or emailing it to your family and friends.


A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.

You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.

Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.


Recommended Supplies List (PDF) (TEXT)



Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.


Cumberland County CERT

Vineland CERT