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Avoid Wild Animals Acting Aggressive

Seek Immediate Medical Attention for Possible Rabies Exposure if Bitten

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Avoid Wild Animals Acting Aggressive

Seek Immediate Medical Attention for Possible Rabies Exposure if Bitten

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Recognizing National Medical Laboratorians Week April 19-25

Department of Health commends lab staff on protecting public health

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National Infant Immunization Week April 18-25

Events around the state to raise awareness about the importance of childhood immunizations

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Minority Health Month

Department of Health Celebrates April as Minority Health Month

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April is Autism Awareness Month

The Governor’s Official residence, Drumthwacket, will Light It Up Blue to mark World Autism Day on April 2.

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Contest Raises Awareness of Adolescent Immunization

Protect Me With 3+ Contest focuses on increasing preteen and teen vaccination rates

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CDC Tips From Former Smokers

Learn more about the health damage smoking causes.

Julia smoked and got colon cancer.

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WIC 40th Anniversary

WIC provides nutrition foods, breastfeeding support and access to fresh produce for 170,000 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children up to age 5.

A message from New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd
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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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Community Health & Wellness

NJ Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Plan.

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Sandy Recovery Resources

Find helpful resources and information for the ongoing recovery process after Sandy.

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Last Reviewed: 4/22/2015