A report by The Public Good Projects describes how automated accounts, or bots, likely generate more than half of all Twitter traffic about vaping and tobacco products. The bots often target minors and promote misinformation about e-cigarettes.
The Nicholson Foundation has awarded Preferred Behavioral Health Group (PBHG) a $1.1 million grant to pilot a project in Ocean County that will benefit Ocean County infants and toddlers aged 0-36 months and parents in recovery.
On September 19, NJ Spotlight hosted a roundtable event, “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): How Social Factors Affect Young People’s Health and What Can Be Done?” featuring leaders from the healthcare, government, and philanthropic sectors.
With support from The Nicholson Foundation, Rutgers RWJ Medical School and Cooper University Health Care are launching a Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)/Substance-Exposed Infant (SEI) Project ECHO clinic. The frequency of NAS has increased fivefold between 2000-2012, driven by the current epidemic of opioid addiction.
On September 12, Merck for Mothers—Merck’s global initiative to end preventable deaths of women from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth—announced its Safer Childbirth Cities Initiative for nine cities across the United States, including Camden and Newark in New Jersey. The Nicholson Foundation is co-funding the Initiative.
Shannon Riley-Ayers, Senior Program Officer at The Nicholson Foundation, was invited to co-present at the Early Childhood Inclusion Conference held July 17-18 in Houston, Texas. The Early Childhood Inclusion Conference supports teachers who teach students with disabilities in early childhood special education programs.