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Governor Announces Plan to Return DMHAS

Gov. Murphy has announced plans to return the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to the Department of Human Services.

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Governor Announces Plan to Return DMHAS

Gov. Murphy has announced plans to return the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to the Department of Human Services.

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Sixth Alternative Treatment Center Opens in NJ

The Department of Health today issued a permit allowing the Harmony Foundation in Secaucus to operate and dispense medical marijuana.

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June is National Men's Health Month

NJDOH is encouraging men to take proactive steps to help avoid preventable illnesses and disease during National Men’s Health Month.

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Lyme Disease on the Rise

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

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23,597 Patients Now Served by Medicinal Marijuana

Five new qualifying conditions added, fees lowered

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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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Newsletter

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In the Spotlight

Truvada for Adolescents

The FDA has approved Truvada, in combination with safer sex practices, to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV in at-risk adolescents.

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NJ Hopeline

Need someone to talk to? NJ Hopeline is here to help. Specialists are available for confidential telephone counseling and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Youth Suicide Prevention

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

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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.

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Find Health Care Coverage

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

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Project Medicine Drop

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

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Get Ahead of Sepsis

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Last Reviewed: 6/21/2018