New Jersey Public Health Association Posts

This year's National Public Health Week (NPHW) was from April 5-11, 2021.

NJPHA and the Public Health Associations Collaborative Effort (PHACE) relied on social media and email to share information about activities in New Jersey and throughout the country. Furthermore, social media and email were used to disseminate messages related to the daily themes which can be seen on NJPHA's Instagram.

Click here for additional information and resources on NPHW.

Below is the proclamation from Governor Murphy and Lt. Governor Oliver celebrating NPHW in New Jersey. The Governor's proclamation was announced publicly at the Rutgers Public Health Symposium on April 5, 2021, and shared with key members of the legislature.


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The New Jersey Public Health Association (NJPHA) will be hosting its annual conference titled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Implications in Public Health Practice” on October 8, 2021, from 10 am - 12 pm. The conference will be held virtually via Zoom and the theme for this year is "Vaccine Related Issues: Implications for Vulnerable Populations."

NJPHA is seeking proposals from persons interested in presenting at our 2021 Annual Conference. Proposals are due by July 3, 2021. Please feel free to submit, and be sure to hold the date. For more information such as submission requirements and topics of interest, look below. We look forward to another valuable and exciting conference this year!



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The New Jersey Public Health Association (NJPHA) held its annual conference on October 14, 2020, in collaboration with the Public Health Associations Collaborative Effort (PHACE). The theme was “Recovery and Resilience during COVID-19 in NJ” where the webinar discussed the COVID-19 Pandemic and the experience of local leaders across the state.

Read more about the conference and its success in the January 2021 edition of the NJ Boards of Health Association newsletter.

Click the following link for more information about the conference, including the recording of the 2020 NJPHA Annual Conference.


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New Jersey Public Health Association (NJPHA) would like to thank everyone who attended our Annual Conference on October 4, 2019. We look forward to offering more events in the future that address current issues and new knowledge in the public health field.  If you missed this year's conference, please be sure to check back for information on next year's event(s) and activities!  If you are not yet a member of NJPHA, we invite you to consider joining our organization.

Slides from conference presentations will be posted below as they become available.

Systems Thinking, the Opioid Crisis and AI

Sustainable Health Standards: A Practical Project

(Pt 1) Andrew Laine NJ Public Health talk_October_2019

(Pt 2) Andrew Laine NJ Public Health talk_October_2019

A.I. for the Public Good


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The New Jersey Public Health Association (NJPHA) is excited to announce its 2019 Annual Conference!

The Conference theme this year is "Pressing Public Health Challenges: Systems Thinking, Opioid Crisis, and Use of Artificial Intelligence". A dynamic group of speakers will present on topics that are both timely and relevant to public health practice in the 21st Century.

On-line registration is now available. Please use the link below.

NOTE: Advance registration for the conference ends Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 9am.

"This conference has been approved for 4.5 NJ Public Health CE hours."

"An application has been submitted to award Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) up to 4.5 Category 1 Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH). Maximum Advanced-level contact hours are 4.5. The Rutgers Center for Public Health Workforce Development is a designated multiple event provider of CECHs by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing."

Click Here to Download a Printable NJPHA Conference Flyer



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In this issue:

-NJDOH Commissioner on NJ's FY2020 budget and public health;

-APHA flyer for NPHW, April 1-7; and

-a note from the Editor. Newsletter_Spring19


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In this issue:

-NJDOH Commissioner on ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic;

-NJPHA President on the Annual Meeting in October; &

-the impact of preemption on public health.

Newsletter_Winter 2019


In this issue:

-NJ Health Commissioner on preventing tickborne diseases in the Garden State;

-Rutgers School of Public Health's summer programs for high school students and interdisciplinary health profession students; and

-public health advocacy in 2018.

Fall 2018 Newsletter




The 2018 NJPHA Annual Conference was a huge success - thank you to all who participated. If you weren't able to join us, please click on the talk titles to view individual video recordings. We look forward to seeing you in 2019.


“What Dictates Health - Is it Genetics or Zip Code?

 Health Equity, Research and Policy for a Healthier New Jersey

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Location: Paul Robeson Campus Center

350 Doctor Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard

Rutgers University

Newark, NJ

This Conference is a collaboration between the New Jersey Public Health Association and the Rutgers University School of Public Health. The conference will bring local, state, and national public health leaders together to initiate a pragmatic dialogue addressing broad determinants of health and integrated solutions, and exhibiting the need for partnership and collective efforts towards provision of a fair and just opportunity for all New Jersians to be healthier.

This theme has been established to describe how health is linked to broader geospatial factors and community needs; to showcase a place-based needs approach that addresses social, and environmental factors impacting individual community health; and to discuss relevance of compatibility of the State and community health data as needed for making policies and developing programs aimed at removing barriers to health.

Keynote speaker

Pamela M. Aaltonen, PhD, RN

President-elect, American Public Health Association

 “What is the Domain of Equitable Health and Why Address the Social Determinants of Health?”

           Distinguished Speakers

Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP

Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Director, Rutgers Urban Health and Wellness Institute

            “Addressing Barriers to Health- One Zip Code at a Time.”

Valerie L. Mielke, MSW

 Assistant Commissioner, NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services

“Where Is the Place of Mental Health in Equitable Health?”

Abate Mammo, PhD

Director, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health

 “Can We Rely on Currently Collected Data to Identify Clusters of Social Determinants That Can Be Used For the Place-based Approaches to Address the Health Issues?”

Panel 1

“Mapping and Placed-based Approaches to address social and environmental factors impacting community health”

Panel 2

“Legislators, Advocates, and Media

Alliance Towards Promoting Equitable Health”

Click here for Conference at a Glance and event flyer

Registration is now CLOSED - thank you to all who attended.


In this issue:

-NJ Health Commissioner on June 5th Population Health Summit, focused on the opioid epidemic;

-NJPHA's Vice President on advocacy in Trenton; and

-health policy at the local level. Summer 2018