Office of Commissioner

  1. Population Health

    Population Health


    Population Health (OPH) provides leadership and management of health improvement planning, policy implementation, direction of data analytics, and outcomes research on the topic of population health.

    Programs within OPH collect and report statewide health statistics and maintain numerous surveillance systems and data registries. OPH staff publish quality performance data and annual hospital performance reports for NJ hospitals, and provide funding to community organizations to conduct health promotion and disease prevention activities in high risk subpopulations of the state.

    The Office of Population Health oversees the Office of Health Care Quality Assessment and Center for Health Statistics and Informatics; coordinates the Department’s Healthy New Jersey initiatives, including the State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan; and administers the agency’s public health accreditation maintenance process.

  2. Healthcare Quality and Informatics

    Healthcare Quality and Informatics

    Mehnaz Mustafa
    Executive Director

    Healthcare Quality and Informatics (HQI) oversees the interagency collaboration and improvement of data sharing and collaboration among units of HQI and other agencies to improve quality of health care in New Jersey.  HQI oversees the maintenance of the numerous surveillance systems, data registries, population surveys and  quantitative data research and leads data quality monitoring, data analysis, data dissemination and the protection of data privacy.  HQI provides support on diverse projects within its group and facilitates primary and secondary data collection, data analyses and reporting on health outcomes to both monitor compliance with regulation of health facilities as well provide information for population health planning.  HQI oversees performance reports including the annual hospital performance report on NJ hospitals, Cardiac Surgery reports and Quality Indicator reports. HQI has oversight over the Center for Health Statistics and InformaticsHealth Care Quality Assessment and Health Services Research units.

  3. Vital Statistics and Registry

    Vital Statistics and Registry

    Tiffany Drennon
    State Registrar

    Vital Statistics and Registry maintains vital events that occur in New Jersey. Its mission includes maintaining birth, marriage and death records starting at 1916; domestic partnership records starting at 2004; civil union records starting at 2007; adoptions and certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth data starting at 1969. Vital Records are also available from Local Vital Records Offices in the municipality where the event occurred.

Last Reviewed: 1/5/2023