In the News

Acting Commissioner Christopher Rinn

Gov. Christie named Christopher Rinn Acting Health Commissioner effective Nov. 9, 2017.

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Acting Commissioner Christopher Rinn

Gov. Christie named Christopher Rinn Acting Health Commissioner effective Nov. 9, 2017.

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Winter Storm

Learn how to keep yourself, your family and neighbors safe before, during and after a winter storm and extreme cold.

Winter Tips

Holiday Coping Strategies

The expectations, festivities and general pressures of the holiday season, and the increased presence of alcohol, can create more anxiety and difficulties for many people.


New Acute Care Psychiatric Beds

NJ is developing 811 new adult acute care psychiatric beds, the largest expansion of the state’s inpatient capacity in 20 years.


Integrated Health Services Branch

Effective Nov. 1, 2017, DOH now includes a new branch known as Integrated Health Services that includes the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.


21+ to Buy Tobacco on Nov. 1

Effective Nov. 1, 2017, retailers in New Jersey are now prohibited from selling tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.


DMHAS Integration

To improve health outcomes for residents across NJ, the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is now part of the Department of Health.

New Webpage

Social Media

Follow the Department of Health on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.


Press Releases

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Read the latest edition of "Health Matters," the Department's newsletter.

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In the Spotlight

WIC Open Access Policy

Food retailers can begin vendor application process without being placed on a waiting list.


Get Ahead of Sepsis

Check out CDC's new "Get Ahead of Sepsis" posters encouraging patients and families to get immediate medical help if they suspect sepsis.


Safe Sleep

When you lay a baby down to sleep, be sure sleep time is a safe time! Place babies on their backs. They should not share their sleep surfaces with adults, pets or other children, even their own twin.

Safe Sleep Tips

Hurricane Relief

NJ stands ready to assist victims in need by offering resources & raising awareness of how to help.


NJ Cancer Incidence and Mortality Report

NJ Cancer Registry report shows a slight decline in invasive cancer diagnoses.

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Get #TeSTD

1 in 2 sexually active people will acquire an STD by age 25. Don't wait. Get #TeSTD. Download our posters in English and Spanish.



Check out this video produced by the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative about our #kNOwLEAD education campaign.


Autism Resources for Families

Early Intervention Services are among the many resources New Jersey offers people with autism and their families.



Youth are vulnerable to e-cigarette advertisements.


Healthy NJ 2020

Healthy New Jersey 2020 is the state’s health improvement plan for the decade. It is modeled after the federal Healthy People 2020 initiative and is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations.


What's New


Vital Records

Health Happenings

Your Guide to Health in New Jersey

Last Reviewed: 12/18/2017