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Accredited Health Departments in NJ

Accredited Health Departments in NJ

The Camden County Health Department and the Township of Bloomfield Department of Health & Human Services are among the 191 local health departments accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board. Last year, NJDOH also received national accreditation for achieving high standards for public health services, leadership and accountability.

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Overdose Fatality Review Team (OFRT)

The OFRT is an initiative established by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), NY/NJ High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) and the NJ Department of Health, Office of Local Public Health (OLPH) to conduct confidential reviews of multiple individual overdose death cases. There are 2 Operational Teams in Monmouth and Ocean County .

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2018 Local Public Health Forum

2018 Local Public Health Forum

This year's Local Public Health Forum brought 100 county and municipal public health representatives together to discuss vectorborne disease prevention, emergency preparedness and more !

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Overview

                   

To recognize the exemplary work being done to improve health outcomes in New Jersey, the DOH has created the Public Health Innovators Awards. This month, we are highlighting the achievements and innovations of local health departments.

Accredited Local Health Departments in NJ

Ocean County Overdose Fatality Review Team

The main mission of the Ocean County Overdose Fatality Review Pilot Program is, through the review of overdose fatalities, to identify gaps in public systems and social services that if strengthened, could prevent future deaths from drug overdose

 

Monmouth County Overdose Fatality Review Team

The Monmouth County Overdose Fatality Review Team works to promote cooperation and coordination among agencies involved in the investigation of drug overdose deaths or in providing services to surviving family members.

Last Reviewed: 7/10/2018