Raymond and Joan Brooks from Cedar Lane Auction and Feed Store were honored with the 2016 Community Innovation Award on April 21, 2016 at the state’s first rural health conference held in Plainsboro, NJ. This award recognizes non-traditional partners that help to improve the health status of people living in rural communities.

The Brooks family partnered with the Salem County Department of Health to provide free health screenings, flu shots, and health education to the rural Salem County community. Free health screening will be offered from 10 am – 1 pm on Tuesday, May 17 at Cedar Lane Auction and Feed, 21 Cedar Lane, Elmer.

Pictured from left to right - Everett Brooks, Dawn Brooks, Raymond Brooks, Joan Brooks, Cathleen Bennett Acting Commissioner of the NJ Department of Health, Jillian Hudspeth President/CEO at the New Jersey Primary Care Association (NJPCA), Roslyn Council NJ Department of Health Rural Health Coordinator

Pictured from left to right – Everett Brooks, Dawn Brooks, Raymond Brooks, Joan Brooks, Cathleen Bennett Acting Commissioner of the NJ Department of Health, Jillian Hudspeth President/CEO at the New Jersey Primary Care Association (NJPCA), Roslyn Council NJ Department of Health Rural Health Coordinator