Population Health

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CDC Report Shows Mortality Gap Between Rural & Urban Areas

CDC Report Shows Mortality Gap Between Rural & Urban Areas

New CDC report a shows slower reduction in cancer death rates in rural America compared with urban America. 

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2017 Population Health Summit Highlights Efforts Keeping NJ Healthy

2017 Population Health Summit Highlights Efforts Keeping NJ Healthy

Shifting the healthcare system’s focus to wellness, prevention, and collaboration helps to build healthier communities.

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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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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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Population Health Heroes

Population Health Heroes

Christie Administration Honors Population Health Heroes at 6/7/2017 Population Health Summit

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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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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

Healthy NJ 2020 Logo

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: 7/11/2017