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State of Emergency

Governor Murphy has declared a state of emergency for New Jersey effective at 12pm on Saturday, 1/19.


State of Emergency

Governor Murphy has declared a state of emergency for New Jersey effective at 12pm on Saturday, 1/19.


Winter Storm

Check out these winter safety tips to stay safe and healthy during the storm.


New Jersey WIC Open For Business

WIC is open for business during the current Federal Government shutdown. Please keep your WIC appointments! Call 1-800-328-3838 to schedule a WIC appointment.


Public Health Notice

Patients who had a procedure at HEALTHPLUS Surgery Center in Bergen County between January 2018 and Sept. 7, 2018 have been notified that they may have been exposed to infections.

HealthPlus Letter to Patients

Applicants Selected to Continue with ATC Approval Process

6 applicants were selected to continue in the approval process to open medical marijuana dispensaries.


NJ Medicinal Marijuana Program Continues to Expand

Commissioner Elnahal announces the six new businesses selected to apply for permits to open new medical marijuana dispensaries.


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In the Spotlight

Maternal Mortality Challenge

Do you have innovative ways NJ can improve maternal mortality? Join us in partnership with the New Jersey Innovation Institute to address this problem.


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.


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: 1/18/2019