New Jersey Climate Change Fall Conference Save The Date!

Climate Change Policy in New Jersey: Advancing Opportunities to make New Jersey Safer, Greener, Healthier and More Prosperous Hosted by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Coach Barn at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ. Event flyer available here.

New Jersey Department of Health Achieves National Accreditation

“Achieving accreditation indicates that the New Jersey Department of Health is dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the community by striving to continuously improve the quality of the services it delivers,” said Ray (Bud) Nicola, MD, MHSA, chair of PHAB’s Board of Directors and affiliate professor at the University of Washington School of… Read More »

Summer 2017 Issue of NJPHA Newsletter

This issue’s features: Article by the NJ Commissioner of Health on the Department’s recent PHAB accreditation and the Population Health Summit Column from NJPHA’s President “Save the Date” for NJPHA’s 2017 Annual Conference in October Opinion piece from NJLBHA on accreditation in New Jersey Article on the American Health Care Act (AHCA)     Summer 2017… Read More »

A Third of Children Exposed to Lead in the U.S. Likely Undiagnosed

PEDIATRICS STUDY REVEALS STATES WHERE MORE THAN 80% OF LEAD-POISONED CHILDREN REMAIN UNIDENTIFIED As concerns about lead exposure peak across the U.S., a PHI study published today in Pediatrics indicates that reporting may be capturing just 2 out of every 3 children poisoned by lead. “Assessing Child Lead Poisoning Case Ascertainment in the US, 1999-2010,”… Read More »

May Webinars – 5/9 and 5/18

Plan4Health: Nutrition webinar:  Tuesday, May 9 Join us for the third webinar of a three-part series to learn about the Plan4Health Initiative, and the importance of planning and public health to create the healthiest nation. Presenters will talk about nutrition focused policies, systems and environmental strategies that improve access to food and beverage options. Objectives… Read More »

RWJF and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute Released the 8th Annual County Health Rankings

A collaborative project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI), the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, available online at, show that where you live influences how well and how long you live. The Rankings allow each state to see how its counties compare on more… Read More »

Spring 2017 Issue of NJPHA Newsletter

This issue’s features: Article by the NJ Commissioner of Health on the state’s opioid crisis Column from NJPHA’s President on the proposed federal budget Article on the 80th anniversary of the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission Sources of data on health status, public health workforce, and more  NJPHA Newsletter_Spring2017