September is Fall Prevention Month: Tips for Adults and Children

September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month and fall prevention is for EVERYONE! The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identifies that falls are the leading cause of non-fatal, unintentional injuries in children under the age of 9 and over the age of 24. Learn ways to keep yourself and your children safe!

Be SMART adults:

Safe home – decrease fall risk hazards

Medication – know what you take, why you take it, and side effects of medications

Activity – Exercise to increase balance, mobility, and strength

Routine – eye exams, hearing exams, and good nutrition

Talk to your healthcare provider – communicate concerns, discuss risks, & resources available


SPOT your children:

Secure children in high chairs, shopping carts, changing tables, strollers, etc. Read more.

Recovery Month 2022 Community Events and Initiatives

Camden County: An inaugural Camden-based community event series, “The Practices of Healing and Hope,” will launch on Thursday, September 15, 2022 and run through Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Camden County College’s Camden campus in partnership with the Center for Healing, Cooper Family Medicine, and other community partners. The kickoff event on September 15 will feature the center’s Dr. Baston and Iris Jones, who will both discuss the history of SUD treatment, pervasive systemic racism that has led to unjust disparities in care, and how communities can work together to not repeat the past and to ensure everyone possesses the knowledge they need to advocate for the treatments they deserve. Read more.

Join Cooper Team Members at the HealthSportsTech 2022 Conference

You are invited to join the Cooper team at the HealthSportsTechnology 2022 (HST 2022) conference on Friday, September 16, 2022.

HST 2022, produced by EnableHealth, will explore the growing global convergence between health technology, elite sports, data, and innovation. The event will explore cutting-edge topics such as the critical role of clinical validation pathways for IT commercialization, the increasingly complex world of health care data security, emerging treatment and trends in pain management, the clinical side of e-sports and gaming, and the power and influence of sports marketing leveraging elite athlete entrepreneurs.

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Cooper Center for Healing Recognizes Overdose Awareness Week 2022 and Remains Ever-Dedicated to Preventing Overdose and Supporting People Struggling with Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder

Overdose Awareness Week, recognized by the White House as the week during which International Overdose Awareness Day is memorialized (Wednesday, August 31), is a time of remembrance and recommitment to preventing overdose and supporting people struggling with substance use and substance use disorder (SUD) within our communities, state, and across the United States and worldwide.

During Overdose Awareness Week and year-round, the Cooper Center for Healing mourns for the lives lost to overdose in New Jersey and worldwide; acknowledges and addresses grief and trauma of patients, providers, and staff; and remains ever-dedicated to the center vision: that all patients struggling with pain, psychological trauma, and/or substance use have a home within the medical system and routinely receive compassionate, evidence-based medical treatment, allowing them to live full and satisfying lives. Read more.

Cooper Infectious Disease and Early Intervention Program and Center for Healing Honor World AIDS Day With a Community Memorial Walk and Health Fair in Camden

On December 1, 2021, the Cooper Infectious Disease and Early Intervention Program and Center for Healing teams collaborated with the Camden County Police Department to commemorate World AIDS Day with a community memorial walk and health fair in Camden. Together the teams walked the streets to honor those lost, and to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS and comorbidities including substance use disorder. Read more.

Camden Mayor Victor Carstarphen and The Cooper Foundation Team Up with an Anonymous Donor to Provide 1,000 Turkeys to Camden Seniors and Families for Thanksgiving Holiday

In the spirit of giving, Camden Mayor Victor Carstarphen and The Cooper Foundation will be joined by City Council members, community leaders, Camden corporate partners, the City’s Department of Human Services, staff and volunteers, as they look to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday by providing a total of 1,000 turkeys and turkey breasts to Camden senior citizens and families.

The effort is coordinated as a part of Mayor Victor Carstarphen’s Annual Turkey Giveaway in cooperation with The Cooper Foundation and Cooper University Health Care.  Read more.

The Cooper Foundation Raises $130,000 at Inaugural Cooper Cup Golf Outing

The Cooper Foundation announced that it raised $130,000 at the Inaugural Cooper Cup Golf Outing held June 28 at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

More than 140 golfers attended the sold-out event held during Men’s Health Month, which focuses on raising awareness of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Read more.

Cooper Neurosurgeon Dr. Corey Mossop Promoted to Rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army

Cooper University Health Care’s Division of Military, Diplomatic, and Field Surgical Affairs was honored to help celebrate the promotion of Dr. Corey Mossop to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Dr. Mossop, a native of Pennsauken, NJ,  is a neurosurgeon embedded at Cooper as part of the Army Military Trauma Team Training (AMCT3) Program at Cooper.

In 2019, Cooper became the first hospital in the nation to establish the AMCT3 program. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care to Hold Two Men’s Health Discussions and COVID-19 Vaccine Events

First 50 to attend each event will receive free men’s health book

Two free men’s health events are being held by Cooper University Health Care as part of its ongoing COVID-19 vaccine education initiative.

Louis Bezich, author of Crack the Code: 10 Proven Secrets that Motivate Healthy Behavior and Inspire Fulfillment in Men Over 50, will be leading a discussion on men’s health. Read more.

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall Helps Answer Community’s Questions

On Tuesday, June 8, Cooper University Health Care hosted a COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall held at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in East Camden. This event was an opportunity for members of our community to come in person or watch online to hear from – and ask questions of – our Cooper physicians about COVID-19 and this vaccine.  Read more.