One of the goals of governmental public health leadership in New Jersey is to improve the health of the public, through the strengthening of government and community partnerships.
For the past five years, New Jersey’s governmental public health departments have led county and city-based strategic planning processes statewide, which have engaged over 1200 community partners.
They have undertaken comprehensive analyses of their respective communities and created Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) for their regions. The CHIPs identify priority public health issues and strategies to address these complex and persistent challenges.
Action teams developed to address problem areas identified in the CHIPs are being spearheaded by local experts who are comitted to improving community health.
Report: Improving The Health of New Jersey’s Communities [pdf 817k]