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Rural Health Weeks

NJ celebrates Rural Health Weeks from September 16-30 to inspire citizens to honor our rural areas as wonderful places to live, work and play.

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Rural Health Weeks

NJ celebrates Rural Health Weeks from September 16-30 to inspire citizens to honor our rural areas as wonderful places to live, work and play.

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NJ Receives 146 Applications for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

DOH has received 146 applications from 106 organizations to operate dispensaries in the state.

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Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner

To better support NJ's medical examiner system, the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner joined the New Jersey Department of Health effective Sept. 1.

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Psychiatric Hospitals Improving

Under Gov. Murphy, NJ's psychiatric hospitals have shown improvements and will continue modernizing clinical care and rectifying long-standing patient safety issues.

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Lyme Disease

Don't let a tick make you sick! Lyme disease and other illnesses are spread by the bites of infected ticks. Use insect repellent and check yourself, children and pets after time outdoors.

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Emergency Blood Shortage

New Jersey is experiencing a national blood shortage. Donate today, if able.

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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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Social Media

Follow Health Commissioner Elnahal on Twitter. Follow DOH on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

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Press Releases

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Newsletter

Read the latest edition of "Health Matters," the Department's newsletter.

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In the Spotlight

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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Behavioral Health Care

The uninsured rate among low-income people with substance use disorder declined more in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act than those that did not.

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West Nile Virus Reports

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

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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.

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Youth Suicide Prevention

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

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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.

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Fish Consumption Advisories

DOH and the NJDEP has updated recreational fish advisories as part of the state’s ongoing fish-safety monitoring program.

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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.

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Health IT, Facts & Findings

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Your Guide to Health in New Jersey

Last Reviewed: 9/14/2018