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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

NJ Health Department Funding Expansion of Healthy Corner Store Initiative

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is expanding the Healthy Corner Store Initiative, which is aimed at increasing the availability and awareness of nutritious food and beverage options in neighborhood corner stores in underserved communities, particularly benefiting patrons eligible for SNAP and WIC benefits. The Department is making $1.75 million available across stores statewide and is investing $250,000 towards stores in Atlantic City, which is currently a leading food desert.

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NJ Health Department Investigating Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in Middlesex, Union Counties

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is investigating an increase in Legionnaires’ disease cases in residents across Middlesex and Union counties and encouraging residents who develop symptoms suggestive of Legionnaires’ disease to seek medical evaluation.

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New Jersey Health Department Hosts Second Annual Rural Health Conference

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is hosting its second annual New Jersey Rural Health Conference on November 9, bringing together health professionals, community leaders, academia, and government officials to share strategies and resources on integrating and maintaining a sustainable rural health care system. 

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Launching a New Online Portal to Provide Access to Critical Reproductive Health Care Information

Governor Phil Murphy today signed a bill (S-3275/A-4829) alongside members of his Administration, legislators, advocates, and public officials to launch a brand new website – the Reproductive Health Information Hub accessible at – providing critical information on reproductive rights, access, and health care coverage across New Jersey. The Governor also highlighted forgivable loan awards for reproductive health care facility upgrades, the availability of funds for security upgrades, the recent implementation of a Medicaid rate increase for providers, and rollout of an initiative to grow the State’s reproductive health care workforce.

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