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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

80 percent of all strokes are preventable. Calculate your risk for heart attack, stroke, and more using AHA/ASA's High Blood Pressure Health Risk Calculator.

 

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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

In New Jersey, more than 600,000 adults and 167,000 children have asthma.

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Register for the 2017 Population Health Summit!

Register for the 2017 Population Health Summit!

The Population Health Action Team will be holding its 2017 Population Health Summit on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM at Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ.  Please register by clicking the registration link below.

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New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD)

New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD)

The New Jersey Center for Health Statistics’ State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD) System provides access to public health datasets and information on the health status of New Jersey residents.

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Climate and Health Profile Report

Climate and Health Profile Report

The Climate Change and Public Health Working Group, under the umbrella of the Rutgers New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, issued a draft report outlining anticipated impacts that a changing climate may have on the health of New Jersey residents.

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Obesity Rates Trending Downward

Obesity Rates Trending Downward

A CDC report suggests New Jersey's childhood obesity level it is trending downward.

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Get #TeSTD

Get #TeSTD

Department launches social media campaign to highlight growing incidences of STDs among young populations.

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SNAP Education

SNAP Education

Administered by Rutgers New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-Education, SNAP-Ed 4 Me provides shopping tips, recipes, cooking videos, and more in partnership with the New Jersey SNAP Program and Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program.

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How Healthy is Your County?

How Healthy is Your County?

Annual Ranking by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute


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Study Shows Rural Americans at Higher Risk of Death

Study Shows Rural Americans at Higher Risk of Death

CDC study shows that rural Americans are at higher risk of death from five leading causes.

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What is Population Health?

Population health focuses on keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions from getting sicker. Population health promotes prevention, wellness and equity in all environments, resulting in a healthy New Jersey.

 

State Health Improvement Plan Dashboard

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Healthy New Jersey 2020 is the state's health improvement plan and its health promotion and disease prevention agenda.  The vision of Healthy New Jersey 2020 is a state where all people live long, healthy lives.

Population Health Action Team (PHAT)

Members of the Governor's cabinet formed the Population Health Action Team (PHAT) to work collaboratively on creating and advancing policies that build healthy communities and improve health outcomes. The PHAT identified childhood lead exposure and nutrition and fitness as two key improvement areas.

Last Reviewed: 5/5/2017