Interested in serving on the NJPHA Board for 2016? Reply by December 23rd!!

Your New Jersey Public Health Association is looking for people with a passion for NJPHA's mission to advance and support the cause of public health in New Jersey to fill positions that are or will soon become vacant on NJPHA's Executive Board.  We are looking for people to fill the following positions:

  1. President-elect
  2. Vice President
  3. 2nd Vice President
  4. Secretary
  5. Treasurer
  6. Member at-large
In filling these positions, we are looking both for people with experience in public health and NJPHA, and also for people who are new to the field and the Association who want to get more involved and to connect with other people in public health.
If you are interested, please send a message saying what position(s) you are interested in.  Attach a short (1-2 pages) statement describing your background and why you would be a good candidate for the position(s).  If you would like to be considered but are not sure what position would be best for you, you can say that and the Nominating Committee will consider what position you might be appropriate for.
In order to be considered, please reply to by December 23. We look forward to hearing from you.

Comments on: Healthy People and Healthy Communities, Building a Culture of Change in New Jersey

Students at NJPHA Annual ConferenceWhen I first was invited to attend the public health seminar Healthy People and Healthy Communities, Building a Culture of Change in New Jersey, I was totally excited. I took the information regarding the seminar to my place of practice and requested the day off; they were approved right away. Although my major is Bachelorette degree in nursing, public health plays a vital part in what we do in communities.

Image of Healthy People Healthy Community courtesy of LBUCCWhen I initially thought of public health, I thought public and their health, public health extends far beyond that. Public health consists of cultural, behavior, environment and social; all these shape our environment. If prioritizing our health was ingrained in our culture to sustain health; building a culture of change here in New Jersey wouldn’t be so difficult to achieve, everyone would be on board and the expectations would already be ingrained in our minds and everyday living. Everyone’s perception of culture is different and how you live it, encouraging each other to live a “healthier lifestyle” and utilizing the resources that we have is all a part of Healthy People and Healthy Communities, Building a Culture of change. Public Health brings a great deal of challenges and commitment. I will be accessing the website for updated information regarding Public health issues and seminars, and to maintain awareness of Public Health.

Tonya Swindle
Kean University Student
Introduction to Public Health

New BLOG for students to share their thoughts and ideas

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NJPHA initiates a Blog for students to share their thoughts, ideas and opinions related to public health issues. Please send your submissions to Dr. Jim Brown at
Kean Students at NJPHA Annual ConferencePhoto of Kean University students who attended the Annual Conference of the New Jersey Public Health Assocation on Healthy People in Healthy Communities: Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey. Stay tuned for what the students have learned about building a culture of health in their own communities! Please share your thoughts!!


State of New Jersey Innovation Model (SIM) Design Project Healthy NJ 2020 Regional Meetings

Healthy New Jersey 2020 BannerThe New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a series of Healthy NJ 2020 regional meetings, convened by Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (CSHP), on behalf of the State of New Jersey Innovation Model (SIM) Design Project. The goals of these regional meetings are to advance the Healthy NJ 2020 initiative by convening NJ Department of Health (DOH) grantees, local public health agencies and community stakeholders to assess the impact, value, and success of health improvement activities taking place statewide, and identify opportunities for acceleration or course correction.