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DOH Senate Budget Testimony

Commissioner Elnahal delivered testimony to the Budget & Appropriations Committee on April 11.


DOH Senate Budget Testimony

Commissioner Elnahal delivered testimony to the Budget & Appropriations Committee on April 11.


Ocean County Measles Outbreak

An outbreak of measles is ongoing in Ocean County, with 11 cases. Check out our measles web page for the latest information.


NJ Invests $6 million in HIT to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Funding will support implementation of electronic health records in facilities through the NJ Health Information Network.


Medicinal Marijuana Program Now Serves 44,800 Patients

940 physicians and 1,800 caregivers also participate in the program.


April is National Minority Health Month

DOH will sponsor two health equity forums to commemorate NMHM 2019.


Birth Certificates Reflect Gender Identity

Individuals whose births were registered in New Jersey can file attestations to update the sex designation on their birth certificates to reflect their gender identities.


Nurture NJ Increases Services to Address Black Infant Mortality

DOH has increased outreach, support and services to women of color to improve health and birth outcomes.


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In the Spotlight

Tips from Former Smokers

CDC's Tips from Former Smokers campaign, now in its 8th year, raises awareness about the dangers of smoking and motivates smokers to quit.


Focus on HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of more than 150 related viruses, some of which can lead to cancer. Vaccination offers protection.

Data Brief

Syringe Access

One of New Jersey’s many initiatives to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS is supporting syringe access and needle exchange programs.


2018 State Health Assessment Data

The State Health Assessment provides a data-driven resource that describes New Jersey's health related strengths as well as its leading health challenges.



The NJSHAD system provides on-demand access to public health datasets, statistics and information on the health status of New Jerseyans.


NJ Opioid Data Dashboard

Interactive data visualizations of opioid and other drug-related indicators for public health practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and the public.


Health IT, Facts & Findings


Vital Records

Health Happenings

Your Guide to Health in New Jersey

Last Reviewed: 4/15/2019