In the News

Emergency Blood Shortage

The country is experiencing a national blood shortage. Visit the American Red Cross website to schedule a donation now.


Emergency Blood Shortage

The country is experiencing a national blood shortage. Visit the American Red Cross website to schedule a donation now.


Heat Safety for Pets

Summer brings high heat and humidity which not only pose dangers for families but also their pets who may be exposed to excessive heat.


Know About Vibrio

Vibriosis is a rare disease that affects the stomach and intestines. Vibrio bacteria live in saltwater and are found along the U.S. coast from Cape Cod to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and the entire West Coast.

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Governor Announces Plan to Return DMHAS

Gov. Murphy announced plans to return the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to the Department of Human Services.


Summer Meals

Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. The USDA's summer meals program provides a solution to summertime hunger for kids.


Lyme Disease on the Rise

Infected ticks can spread Lyme disease. View our Tick Safety Tips video to learn how you can protect yourself!


26,000 Patients Now Served by Medicinal Marijuana

Five new qualifying conditions were added and fees are lowered.


Social Media

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Press Releases

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In the Spotlight

West Nile Virus Reports

DOH publishes weekly reports on West Nile Virus and other vector-borne diseases during their active seasons.


Truvada for Adolescents

The FDA has approved Truvada, in combination with safer sex practices, to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV in at-risk adolescents.


NJ Hopeline

Need someone to talk to? NJ Hopeline is here to help. Specialists are available for confidential telephone counseling and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NJ Hopeline

Youth Suicide Prevention

There is help available for adolescents, young adults, children and families coping with suicidal crisis situations.


Public Health Innovators

To recognize the exemplary work being done to improve health outcomes in New Jersey, the DOH has created the Public Health Innovators Awards.


Find Health Care Coverage

State residents have access to coverage options to accommodate a wide array of circumstances and income levels.


Project Medicine Drop

Project Medicine Drop provides the opportunity to discard unused prescription medications every day throughout the year.


Get Ahead of Sepsis

Check out CDC's "Get Ahead of Sepsis" posters encouraging patients and families to get immediate medical help if they suspect sepsis. Available in Spanish.


Safe Sleep

When you lay a baby down to sleep, be sure sleep time is a safe time! Place babies on their backs. They should not share their sleep surfaces with adults, pets or other children, even their own twin.

Safe Sleep Tips

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: 7/16/2018