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Opioid Summit Upcoming

NJDOH will host a summit meeting on the opioid epidemic on June 5 in Bridgewater.

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Opioid Summit Upcoming

NJDOH will host a summit meeting on the opioid epidemic on June 5 in Bridgewater.

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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

The week before Memorial Day has been designated National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. This year’s theme is “Swim Healthy. Stay Healthy.

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New Jersey Observes EMS Week

The Department of Health joins Governor Murphy in recognizing the value and accomplishments of the state's emergency medical service clinicians.


Lyme Disease on the Rise

May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. Infected ticks can spread Lyme disease. View our Tick Safety Tips Video to learn more on how you can protect yourself!


22,000 Patients Now Served by Medicinal Marijuana

Five new qualifying conditions added, fees lowered


Update on E. coli Investigation

CDC advises that it is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available in stores or restaurants due to its 21-day shelf life.


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal abstinence syndrome can occur in babies who have been exposed to opioids, alcohol or other addictive substances while in the womb.

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In the Spotlight

Youth Suicide Prevention

There is help available for adolescents, young adults, children and families coping with suicidal crisis situations.


Public Health Innovators

To recognize the exemplary work being done to improve health outcomes in New Jersey, the DOH has created the Public Health Innovators Awards.


Find Health Care Coverage

State residents have access to coverage options to accommodate a wide array of circumstances and income levels.


Project Medicine Drop

Project Medicine Drop provides the opportunity to discard unused prescription medications every day throughout the year.


Get Ahead of Sepsis

Check out CDC's new "Get Ahead of Sepsis" posters encouraging patients and families to get immediate medical help if they suspect sepsis.


Safe Sleep

When you lay a baby down to sleep, be sure sleep time is a safe time! Place babies on their backs. They should not share their sleep surfaces with adults, pets or other children, even their own twin.

Safe Sleep Tips

Get #TeSTD

1 in 2 sexually active people will acquire an STD by age 25. Don't wait. Get #TeSTD. Download our posters in English and Spanish.



Check out this video produced by the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative about our #kNOwLEAD education campaign.



Youth are vulnerable to e-cigarette advertisements.


Healthy NJ 2020

Healthy New Jersey 2020 is the state’s health improvement plan for the decade. It is modeled after the federal Healthy People 2020 initiative and is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations.


Health IT, Facts & Findings


Vital Records

Health Happenings

Your Guide to Health in New Jersey

Last Reviewed: 5/24/2018