The SHAre:

September 2, 2022

Volume: 204

In this Week's Edition


News


SHA Developers Meeting - Sept 12th

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Updated Public Health

Emergency Roadmap Resources

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Medicaid/CHIP Coverage

To End For Many Individuals;

Help Prevent Coverage Gaps 

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DCA Funding Opportunity

For SUD Temporary Housing

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Four New DMHAS Funding Opportunities

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Close Racial Wealth Gap By

Advancing Equity In Foreclosures,

Sign On Letter To Gov. Murphy

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Enterprise Policy Brief:

Closing the Capital Gap

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Promoting Housing Affordability Through Monitoring Public Land Records For Neighborhood Change

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Health and Safety White Paper

Addressing Managed Care

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Developer Bulletin 2022-11:

Updated Requirements From

The New Jersey Division On Civil Rights


Resources & Virtual Forums


New HCBS Community Life Video Series

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Self-Directed Services: 

What You Need to Know

About the Interactive Map

September 6, 2022

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The New Jersey Age-Friendly Virtual Fair

September 15, 2022

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Understanding and Using

Extreme Risk Protection Orders To

Prevent Firearm Violence and Suicide

September 16, 2022

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The Power Of The Disability Vote

September 19, 2022

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Virtual Opioid Summit 2022

The Evolving Opioid Crisis:

A Collaborative Approach

September 21, 2022

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Unlearning Ableism:

How to be an Ally with People with Disabilities

September 30, 2022

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NJSILC & CIL Public Forum

On Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

October 18, 2022

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Registration Open

2022 Fall Tax Credit Compliance

Certification Course and Exam

October 25-28, 2022

Save the Date

Next SHA

Developers Meeting


September 12, 2022

1:00-3:00pm

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Next SHA

Members Meeting


October 12, 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm

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Community Health

Law Project

Ann Klein Advocate Awards


September 15, 2022

The Wilshire | West Orange

Honoring

Harold B. Garwin, Esq.


Tickets Available

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Registration Open!


NJ Governor's Conference

on Housing & Economic Development


Sept 29-30, Atlantic City

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Monarch Housing Associates Conference


Housing as a Human Right:

Exploring Partnerships, Innovation, and Equity


October 6, 2022

Hyatt Regency Princeton

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Housing & Community Development Network

of New Jersey


Under One Roof


October 21, 2022

New Brunswick

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New Housing

Clark 


Watchung


South Hackensack

(starts 9/26)

24th Annual Supportive
Housing Conference

Friday, November 4, 2022

The Palace at Somerset Park 333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ

Help Nominate Housing Excellence!
Help nominate projects that represent achievements of excellence for supportive housing development projects.


Celebrate programs or people who innovate and lead advances within New Jersey's communities.

Help nominate municipalities working on the front lines to enhance lives with local supportive housing opportunities.


Honor the people who go the extra mile to enhance lives and housing access across New Jersey.

All nominations and information are due by Friday September 9, 2022.

Send completed nominations to SHA-conference@shanj.org.

Boost Your Organization As A Sponsor / Exhibitor

Learn how you can share your work with the supportive housing community as a SHA Sponsor or Exhibitor.


Email completed forms / questions to: SHA-conference@shanj.org

We gratefully thank our Sponsors and Exhibitors

who empower SHA's annual Conference!

Gold Sponsors

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Members In 2022
Become a SHA Member and get access to great meetings and many other great member benefits. Need more information? Email Joseph Christensen with your questions.

SHA Developers Meeting

Join us on Monday, September 12, 2022 for a virtual meeting of our Developers Group.


Meeting Discussion:


Join us as we welcome Nat Bottigheimer from NJEDA who will discuss the Aspire Program. Aspire is a gap financing tool to support commercial, mixed use, and residential real estate development projects that replaces the Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant (ERG).


Guest Speaker:


Nat Bottigheimer

Director - Real Estate Investment Programs, NJEDA


RSVP by email to Joseph Christensen for the Zoom link.

News

Updated Public Health Emergency Roadmap Resources

 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently updated its roadmap for the eventual end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) for health care providers. While the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has not announced its intention to end the PHE, it encourages providers to prepare for the end of the PHE. Many of the waivers and flexibilities that were critical to respond to the pandemic will terminate when the PHE ends. CMS continues to update its resources and materials to help providers with the transition from the PHE. For more information on COVID-19 blanket waivers, click here and for additional resources.


Medicaid/CHIP Coverage To End For Many Individuals;

Help Prevent Coverage Gaps 


In anticipation of the public health emergency ending, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is helping state governments, other partner organizations and current Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries prepare for upcoming termination of coverage.


Click here to access this toolkit, which includes key messages and other important messages; a template article to use in newsletters; template e-mail and text messages; and social media content. Click here for the Spanish version of this toolkit.


Updates to beneficiaries’ contact information should be submitted as soon as possible. Individuals do not need to wait to receive letters about being transitioned to the Health Insurance Marketplace. CMS encourages individuals who receive notices from their states’ Medicaid/CHIP agencies that they are no longer eligible for this coverage to immediately apply for new coverage. New Jersey residents would need to apply through the GetCoveredNJ website.


Once the federal government gives the 60-day notice of the public health emergency ending, states will need to start processing eligibility for their residents and then send renewal forms to individuals who continue to be eligible for coverage. For those who are no longer eligible, states will need to send them letters about being transferred to the Health Insurance Marketplace.


Individuals will have 60 days from the date of notification that their coverage will end to enroll in new insurance plans. If there is no response, coverage will be terminated.


Join SHA on Friday, November 4th for our 24th Annual Conference, including a workshop covering Medicaid within New Jersey.

DCA Funding Opportunity For SUD Temporary Housing

The NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Division of Housing and Community Resources has released a Recovery Housing RFP for the development of Temporary Housing opportunities for individuals in recovery from a SUD.


The purpose of the Recovery Housing Program (RHP) is to assist units of local government and nonprofit organizations to provide safe, supportive, and stable temporary housing for individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder for 18-24 months.


The funding will create at least three new recovery houses through rehabilitation or acquisition. The housing will be in one of the following counties: Atlantic, Camden, Essex, Monmouth, or Ocean.


RFP: https://dcasage.intelligrants.com/RFPMailingRequest_List.asp.

Four New DMHAS Funding Opportunities

Click here for the DMHAS RFPs


Click here for DMHAS NOFAs

Name of Program:

Community Peer Recovery Centers


Purpose:

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to expand regional Community Peer Recovery Centers (CPRC) to Mercer and Salem counties. The CPRC will be a place where individuals can access peer support, information about substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, recovery support services, and information about other community resources in a supportive substance free environment.


Amount of funding available:

This RFP is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response to Grants (SOR) funding. The SOR grant funding period is through September 29, 2022, however other sources of funding may be available depending on federal appropriations. Contracts are intended to be for one-year. Total funding is $200,000 subject to federal appropriations. DMHAS anticipates making up to two (2) awards in the amount of $100,000 each. The CPRC will ensure that the services provided ensure diversity, inclusion, equity, and cultural and linguistic competence to the target population.

 

No Mandatory Bidders Conference.

 

Questions on RFP Due Date  – no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on September 2, 2022

 

Written Intent to Apply and Request for DHS SFTP Site Login Credentials Due Date - no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on September 16, 2022

 

Proposal Due Date – no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on September 23, 2022

 

Notify Date – October 28, 2022


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Name of Program:

Prevention Services For Youth Substance Use


Purpose:

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for prevention services for youth in New Jersey and their parents using risk messaging to address alcohol, cannabis and illicit substance use/misuse. Funding for services is provided by the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant supplement and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). DMHAS anticipates making one award which addresses both youth/young adults and parents/caregivers in New Jersey. Approximately $1,000,000 is available for this initiative. Due to funding requirements, $500,000 needs to be expended by 2/14/23; the additional $500,000 will be expended by 9/30/24.

 

No Mandatory Bidders Conference.

 

Questions on RFP Due Date  – no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on August 26, 2022

 

Proposal Due Date – no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on September 16, 2022

 

Notify Date – October 14, 2022

Name of Program:

Special Populations

 

Purpose:

This Request fDepartment of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to provide direct services, reach specialized populations that are often underserved, help to assist those that may benefit from services, and those that may be in crisis.

 

Amount of funding available:

Total annualized funding is $1,800,000 for mental health and $1,650,000 for substance use disorder services subject to appropriations. DMHAS anticipates awarding up to 12 grants of up to $150,000 each for the provision of mental health services and 11 grants of up to $150,000 each for the provision of substance use disorder services. DMHAS anticipates awarding this grant for 1 year with possible additional years.

 

A proposal must be submitted that comports with the RFP requirements and instructions. 


Deadline for Proposals:

4:00 p.m. EST on September 27, 2022


Notify Date

November 2, 2022


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Name of Program:

Prevention Services For LGBTQ Youth Substance Use


Purpose:

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for Prevention Services for Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgendered or Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) youth in New Jersey middle or high schools. Funding for services will be provided by the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Total annualized funding is $450,000 subject to Federal appropriations. DMHAS anticipates making two $225,000 awards - one in the central, and another in the southern region of the state as indicated below. DMHAS currently funds a program that serves LGBTQ youth in northern New Jersey.

 

Central: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Union Counties

 

South: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem Counties

 

No Mandatory Bidders Conference.

 

Questions on RFP Due Date  – no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on September 2, 2022

 

Written Intent to Apply and Request for DHS SFTP Site Login Credentials Due Date - no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on September 16, 2022

 

Proposal Due Date – no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on September 23, 2022

 

Notify Date – October 28, 2022


Close Racial Wealth Gap By Advancing Equity In Foreclosures, Sign On Letter To Gov. Murphy

TRENTON – In a letter signed by over 100 housing advocates and community development organizations including SHA, the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ (the Network) is urging Governor Murphy to sign the Community Wealth Preservation Program bill into law. The legislation, which passed the full NJ Legislature in June, advances equity in the foreclosure process by helping residents to be more competitive during sheriff sales, allowing wealth-generating assets to stay in the community and providing financial security for residents. On the program, Network President and Chief Executive Officer Staci Berger issued the following statement:

Enterprise Policy Brief: Closing the Capital Gap

The Enterprise Policy Development & Research team published a new resource

on closing the capital gap for small-scale Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC) real estate developers. The policy brief examines some of the most significant systemic barriers to financing experienced by emerging small-scale BIPOC-led developers throughout the various stages of real estate development. These challenges include prominent investor and lender requirements, such as specific liquidity and net worth levels, as well as barriers to accessing capital stemming from perceived risk in real estate lending and investments. To view key findings from the new research, read a blog post by Ahmad Abu-Khalaf, senior research analyst with Enterprise.

Promoting Housing Affordability Through Monitoring Public Land Records For Neighborhood Change

In a column published in Shelterforce, Enterprise’s VP for Policy Development Andrew Jakabovics explores using public land records to monitor neighborhood change and develop strategies to promote housing affordability. The column explains that public access to meaningful and updated property ownership information allows community stakeholders to identify the scale of property ownership and different types of ownership within their community, and accordingly track neighborhood trends based on property sales, a common early warning indicator of possible gentrification. While publicly accessible records of ownership are the key to being able to develop effective policies and programs, community stakeholders could face challenges in accessing this data due to accuracy and transparency issues, such as missing records of LLCs’ ownership changes. The column emphasizes the need to maintain transparency in land records through legislation and to develop accessible tools to transform the data into actionable information that can help shape affordable housing policies and programs.

Health and Safety White Paper Addressing Managed Care

The New Jersey Regional Family Support Planning Council’s Health and Safety Subcommittee's (HSS) mission is to create a partnership that includes families, the Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) providers and advocates to construct a system of services and supports with appropriate oversight, transparency and accountability designed to guide and foster quality health and safety outcomes for individuals with Intellectual and or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and co-occurring medical conditions.


They are pleased to announce a two-page summary of their White Paper is now available. HSS welcomes your input, feedback and comments by email: NJHSSWP@gmail.com.

Developer Bulletin 2022-11:

Updated Requirements From

The New Jersey Division On Civil Rights

Please note, the Division on Civil Rights has amended their poster display requirements and created new, updated, and amended posters required by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:8 -1.3: “All persons who are engaged in the management of residential real property, including, but not limited to, landlords, property management companies, and cooperative and condominium associations, shall display the official property management housing poster of the Division in places easily visible to all residents, whether tenants or owners, and all prospective tenants and purchasers.”


In addition, “All real estate brokers and all persons who engage in the business of selling or renting their own or others’ real property shall display the official sales and rentals housing poster of the Division in places easily visible to all prospective tenants and purchasers.” 


If you are engaged in both the sale and rental of real property and management of residential real property you are required to display both the official sales and rentals housing poster and the official property management housing poster, in places easily visible to all current and prospective tenants, purchasers, and residents.

Furthermore, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:8 -1.2 and 2.2, if you are an employer, you are required to post the new employment poster in a place that is easily accessible to all employees and prospective employees. State and local government agencies, and employers with at least 30 employees worldwide, must also post the new Family Leave Act (FLA) poster in places that are easily accessible to your employees and prospective employees.


Employers are also required to make a copy of the posters available to each employee on an annual basis by either email delivery, personal delivery or through an internet or intranet website that is used by employees.

  • You can find the required sales and rental property poster here.
  • You can find the required property management poster here.
  • You can find the employment poster here.
  • You can find the FLA poster here.
  • You can find all DCR posters and tools to help you navigate the poster regulations here.

Family Leave Act Poster

Law Against

Discrimination Poster

The updated requirements went into effect on August 1, 2022. Please update your posters immediately to ensure compliance with the law. Any poster printed from the Division's website shall be printed on no smaller than letter size paper (8 ½ by 11 inches) and contain text that is fully legible and large enough to be easily read. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the DCR at 609-292-4605.

Resources & Virtual Forums

New HCBS Community Life Video Series

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) help people with developmental disabilities to live in and be active and included members of their neighborhoods and communities. The HCBS Settings Final Rule requires that people with developmental disabilities have full access to community life and receive services in the most integrated setting possible.


The Boggs Center’s Community Life Video Series highlights why community life and aspects of the Rule that support it are important to people with disabilities.

Videos currently available focus on Community Integration, including opportunities to seek employment, work in integrated settings, control their own resources, and access their communities to the same degree as people who do not receive HCBS; Privacy, Lockable Doors, and Freedom to Decorate; and Rights & Autonomy, including the ability to control their own schedules and activities, and have access to food at any time.



View on The Boggs Center’s Video Video Library

Self-Directed Services: 

What You Need to Know About the Interactive Map

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 | 12:00pm ET


Join the next conversation on self-direction from NJDDD.

 

What You Need to Know About the Interactive Map - and How it Can Help

 

You can register here: https://go.rutgers.edu/Self-Direction_9-6-22


Also, learn more from the attached flyer.

The New Jersey Age-Friendly Virtual Fair


September 15, 2022 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm ET


We are pleased to invite you to join us at the first-ever New Jersey Age-Friendly Virtual Fair! This event will showcase work to make the Garden State an even better place for older adults to live, and for all residents to age well.


Don't miss a chance to connect with SHA's own Diane Riley as one of the presenters 


25+ virtual table presentations will provide interactive learning about age-friendly progress at all levels, from local community initiatives to statewide systems planning.


Where?


This event will be held on Zoom. Please register to receive the link.


This event is being organized by the Rutgers School of Social Work, New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well, The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation, and The Grotta Fund of The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey.


Questions: Althea Pestine-Stevens.

Understanding and Using Extreme Risk

Protection Orders to Prevent Firearm Violence and Suicide

September 16, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

The program will provide attorneys, law enforcement professionals, health care practitioners, behavioral health providers, educators and social service professionals with a framework for understanding Extreme Risk Protection Orders and using them effectively to intervene in preventing firearm violence and suicide. This program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute (AGAI) and the Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). 

  

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to log in to the program through Zoom. 

 

Please save the link in the confirmation email. You will need it to access the program. If you do not save the link, you will not be able to attend or access the webinar.

The Power Of The Disability Vote

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 12:00 – 5:00 PM


NJ STATE HOUSE ANNEX

131-137 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608


Join REV UP NJ for a fall election kickoff to celebrate the power of the disability vote. The event will feature speeches by voting rights advocates, resource tables, voting registration, live entertainment, and free giveaways!


RSVP by calling (732) 738-4388 or email acaba@adacil.org.

Virtual Opioid Summit 2022

The Evolving Opioid Crisis: A Collaborative Approach

September 21, 2022


• All-day Conference • CME and CEU Credits Available


• Panels • Workshops • Keynote


Click below to register for the Opioid Summit 2022

https://njopioidsummit2022.vfairs.com/en/registration

Unlearning Ableism:

How to be an Ally with People with Disabilities

Friday, September 30, 2022  l  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  l Webinar


Ableism, or discrimination against people with disabilities, contributes to inequities in our society. In this session, participants will learn to identify ableism and how they can respond in positive, proactive ways to promote inclusion. Research-based findings will be discussed as well as first-hand accounts of ableism and allyship. Together, we'll work towards an inclusive future for all.


Click here to register for the webinar

NJSILC & CIL Public Forum

On Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

THE NJ STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL (NJSILC) &

THE NJ NETWORK OF CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (CILs)


Invite Residents of ALL NJ Counties To


A Public Forum to Discuss Issues Affecting People with Disabilities

October 18, 2022 Noon – 2 p.m.

Newark Public Library 5 Washington St. Newark, NJ 07102


NJSILC is in the process of preparing the next 3-year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL), one of its federally-mandated duties.


As part of that process, Council is seeking input from people with disabilities regarding issues that are critical to their living as independently and inclusively as possible in their communities.


Examples of such issues include:

public transit, accessible housing, work readiness and employment assistance

training and education programs (including special ed), student transitioning from school to work accessibility to community services and activities such as voting, recreation, emergency preparedness


Also learn about: Independent Living Philosophy, CIL services, SILC’s role in the IL Network


Families, service providers and other disability stakeholders also are invited.

Ways to Participate

  • Join us in person or via Zoom at the Newark Library
  • Send written testimony (email or letter) that will be read into the record
  • Speak with a SILC representative by phone, to give testimony to share at the event


Send emails to the SILC Coordinator at meneary@njsilc.org


Mail written comments to

M. Neary c/o PCIL 3635 Quakerbridge Rd. Ste. 40 Hamilton NJ 08619


Give verbal testimony to the Coordinator at 732-254-2484

And if possible, attend in-person* at the library or electronically through Zoom**.


*To register or to request accommodations (by 10/1), email the Coordinator.

**For Zoom access information, check the SILC website at www.njsilc.org approximately 10/11/22.


ASL Interpreters & CART will be available.

Registration Open

2022 Fall Tax Credit Compliance Certification Course and Exam

October 25-28, 2022

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is pleased to sponsor a 4-day Tax Credit Compliance Certification Course and Exam to be held October 25-28, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hamilton, NJ.

  

Attendance is strongly suggested for those who are new to the Tax Credit Program and need to meet the Tax Credit Certification requirement per the QAP.


Event Details

  • Compliance Certification Course Dates: Tuesday, Oct. 25 thru Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022
  • Compliance Certification Course Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day
  • HCCP Exam/Retake Date: Friday., Oct. 28, 2022
  • HCCP Exam/Retake Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn - Hamilton; 800 US Highway 130, Hamilton, NJ 08691


Event Fees

  • Compliance Certification Course ONLY: $575
  • Compliance Certification Course & HCCP Exam: $700
  • Compliance Certification Course & HCCP Exam Retake: $675


Proof of full vaccination or negative COVID test will be required from all conference registrants during the conference hours.


Click Here to Register


Registration ends September 23, 2022


PAYMENT METHOD: CREDIT CARD ONLY

  

REFUND POLICY: NO REFUNDS

(Substitutions will be permitted until September 23, 2022) 

Please contact Johanna Pena.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Johanna Peña at jpena@njhmfa.gov.

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