Healthy New Jersey

Center for Health Statistics and Informatics

About the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics

The Center for Health Statistics & Informatics (CHS) is a program in the Office of Population Health. CHS is responsible for compiling and releasing statistical information on the health of New Jersey residents. CHS publishes official reports on births, deaths, chronic illnesses, injuries, and behavioral risk factors, among other types of information. CHS provides analytical support to state and other governmental agencies to support population health initiatives.

Our Projects

NJ State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD)

The NJ State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD) System, maintained by CHS, provides access to vital statistics data, public health datasets, and other information on the health status of New Jerseyans.  Statistics are available by health topic, geographic and demographic community, and dataset in report, table, graph, and map format.

NJ Violent Death Reporting System (NJVDRS)

The NJ Violent Death Reporting System links data from multiple sources into a single standardized record of a violent death.  NJVDRS includes homicides, suicides, deaths resulting from legal intervention, unintentional firearm injury deaths, and injury deaths of undetermined intent. It is a component of the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS).

NJ Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (NJBRFS)

The NJ Behavioral Risk Factor Survey is used to monitor major behavioral risk factors and chronic conditions associated with disability and death among adults.  It is a component of the national Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS)

New Jersey's SUDORS provides comprehensive data on unintentional drug overdose deaths collected from death certificates and medical examiner reports with detailed toxicology findings.  It is a component of CDC’s Overdose Data to Action in States and contributes to the national State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System.

Contact CHS

Click here to send an email to CHS.

For birth, death, or marriage CERTIFICATE inquiries, contact the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry.

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Barbara J Bolden, PhD, MS
Director, Center for Health Statistics and Informatics
Healthcare Quality and Informatics
Office of Population Health
55 North Willow Street, 3rd Floor East (Courier Service)
P.O. Box 360 (Mail Delivery)
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

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