State Health Improvement Plan

Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) provided the foundation for the development of New Jersey’s State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP).  The Department of Health (DOH) launched the set of health objectives that New Jersey aims to achieve over the coming decade revealing HNJ2020 baseline data and targets in 2012. 

SHIP 2012-2015 describes the statewide Healthy New Jersey planning process and focuses on the five Leading Health Indicators chosen to reflect the state’s major public health concerns:

  • Access to Primary Care
  • Birth Outcomes
  • Childhood Immunization
  • Heart Disease
  • Obesity

The HNJ2020 home page links users to topic area-specific dashboards where progress toward the targets for 2020 can be tracked.  

  • Click on the tabs or sections of the map to learn more about statewide activities in these areas. 
  • Click on the red HNJ2020 building to learn more about HNJ2020
  • Annual statistics for all HNJ2020 objectives are tracked in detail in the NJ State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD) system. 

Through the SHIP, the DOH works to achieve its stated mission to improve health through leadership and innovation.

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Last Reviewed: 10/4/2017