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Vital Records

The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry registers vital events and maintains the following vital records:

  • Birth records from 1923 to present
  • Marriage records from 1941 to present
  • Death records from 1941 to present
  • Domestic partnership records from 2004
  • Civil union records from 2007
  • Certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth from 1969
  • Adoption records - foreign and domestic
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Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC is a public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education and community support for eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum with infants and children up to five years old.

In the News

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Allow Pharmacists to Provide Hormonal Contraceptives to Patients Without a Prescription

Advancing New Jersey’s commitment to protecting reproductive rights and expanding access to reproductive health care, Governor Murphy today announced several actions by the State which together have the effect of authorizing qualified pharmacists to furnish self-administered hormonal contraceptives to patients without a prescription.

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New Jersey Health and Agriculture Authorities Caution Residents of Risks for Humans and Pets Related to Raw Milk Consumption Amidst Outbreaks of Bird Flu in the U.S.

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and Department of Agriculture (NJDA) are reminding residents of the risks associated with consuming raw milk amidst the current H5N1 Avian Influenza (Bird flu) outbreak, especially considering virus detections in dairy cows in some states. There have been no reports of H5N1 bird flu among residents and no detections in dairy cows in New Jersey.

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New Jersey Health Department Marks National Women's Health Week with Focus on Building on Initiatives to Improve Health Care Access, Empowering Women

With continued commitment to reproductive and maternal health, and a new Executive Director of the Office of Women’s Health, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is recognizing National Women’s Health Week (May 12-18) to highlight women’s health priorities.

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Governor Murphy Announces Personnel Transitions Within Department of Health and Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Governor Phil Murphy today announced senior-level personnel transitions within the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) and the Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC). Effective May 20, 2024, Jeff Brown, who currently serves as the Executive Director of CRC, will transition to DOH to serve as the Deputy Commissioner for Health Systems. He will succeed DOH Deputy Commissioner Robin Ford, who is departing on May 10, 2024 for a new role at the New Jersey Innovation Institute. Brown joins former CRC Deputy Executive Director Kelly Anderson-Thomas, who transitioned to DOH as a Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Services earlier this spring.

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