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Medicinal Marijuana Program Now Serves 43,500 Patients

932 physicians and 1,773 caregivers also participate in the program.

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Medicinal Marijuana Program Now Serves 43,500 Patients

932 physicians and 1,773 caregivers also participate in the program.

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NJ Joins Lawsuit to Block Fed Rule to Restrict Health Access

New Jersey is joined in the lawsuit by 18 other states and the District of Columbia.

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Birth Certificates Can Now Reflect Gender Identity

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

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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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Governor Announces New Opioid Initiatives

The initiatives will strengthen New Jersey’s fight against the opioid epidemic. In 2018, more than 3,000 individuals in New Jersey died due to overdoses.

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First Lady Tammy Murphy Announces Nurture NJ

The awareness campaign is committed to reducing infant and maternal mortality and morbidity among women and children of all races and ethnicities.

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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

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In the Spotlight

Calling New Jersey Artists

The State Council on the Arts invites New Jersey artists to submit proposals for permanent art installations at the future site of the Department of Health offices.

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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.

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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.

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Meet NJSHAD

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

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NJ Opioid Data Dashboard

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

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Medicinal Marijuana Program

The Medicinal Marijuana Program now serves about 42,000 people in New Jersey. More than 900 physicians and 1,700 caregivers are part of the program.

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Last Reviewed: 3/22/2019