MONMOUTH COUNTY REGIONAL HEALTH COMMISSION STAFF
Health Officer Mrs. Sandra Van Sant, MPH, APN 732-493-9520
The Monmouth County Regional Health Commission staff is made up of eight registered environmental health specialists (REHS), epidemiologist, public health nurse, and administrative staff. The Health Officer recommends local public health policies, and plans, develops, coordinates and directs the work program of the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission (MCRHC). She serves as Chief Operating Officer of the MCRHC and directs the enforcement of public health within this jurisdiction.
REHS staff are responsible for the food sanitation program, investigation of environmental concerns, inspections of wells and septic systems, investigation of lead poisoning cases inspections of pools, and school and daycare immunization audits in the towns we serve.
The epidemiologist is responsible for reportable communicable disease reporting and investigation of disease outbreaks in the towns we serve. She works closely with area hospitals and other healthcare facilities on disease reporting issues. The epidemiologist also analyzes other health information such as childhood and adult immunization rates, cancer rates, and vectorborne disease.
Our public health nurse or VNA of Central Jersey nurses are responsible for provision of nursing services to our municipalities.