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Is it Magic...or Public Health?

Is it Magic...or Public Health?

How do schools, restaurants, parks and neighborhoods stay safe and clean? Who monitors the air, water and soil for pollutants? Who assures health screenings, vaccinations and access to health resources in your community? Every day, local health officials work behind the scenes to prevent the spread of disease.

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Commissioner Bennett Addresses Zika Conference

Commissioner Bennett Addresses Zika Conference

In partnership with the NJ Association of County and City Health Officials (NJACCHO), DOH hosts annual, “Zika Conference: Public Health Updates and Resources for New Jersey Communities” to highlight the State’s effort to protect and educate residents about Zika and hear latest findings about the mosquito-borne illness.

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Rabies Testing Assessment to Begin

Beginning April 26, 2017, the Department of Health will temporarily partner with other state public health laboratories to provide rabies testing of animal specimens while its public health lab performs an assessment of its own rabies testing operation. There will be no disruption in rabies testing service of animal specimens to the New Jersey community.

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Local Health Departments

  • Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease
  • Protect the community against environmental hazards
  • Prevent injuries
  • Promote and encourage healthy behaviors
Last Reviewed: 6/27/2017