CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION TAKES ACTIONS TO ENHANCE CONSUMER HEALTH SAFETY OF SHELLFISH HARVESTED IN NEW JERSEY WATERS ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER AND RULE PROPOSAL WILL ENSURE HIGHEST LEVELS OF PROTECTION FOR NEW JERSEY SHELLFISH (15/P107) TRENTON – The Christie Administration is implementing changes to the state’s shellfish-safety program to ensure that New Jersey meets the highest harvest-to-market public-health […]
REMOVAL OF OYSTERS HELPS SAFEGUARD PUBLIC HEALTH AND NEW JERSEY’S SHELLFISH INDUSTRY (10/P77) TRENTON – The NY/NJ Baykeeper today complied with the state’s ban on research-related gardening of commercially viable oysters in contaminated waters by removing its oysters from New York Harbor. DEP Commissioner Bob Martin said that action helps meet two key goals: safeguarding […]
CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION PROMOTES AIR QUALITY AWARENESS TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN NEW JERSEY (11/P61) TRENTON – Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today marked the beginning of Air Quality Awareness Week in New Jersey, from May 2-6, by urging New Jersey residents to make simple choices in their everyday lives that […]
Friday, October 8: New Jersey Public Health Association 2021 Annual Conference On Friday, October 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the New Jersey Public Health Association (NJPHA) will present its 2021 Annual Conference. The theme is “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Implications in Vulnerable Populations and Public Health Practice.” Participants will hear from New Jersey […]
NJII’s robust healthcare division works to improve patient experience and population health while reducing the cost of healthcare with innovation, technology, and metrics. Newark, NJ (September 14, 2021) – New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) announced today that it has joined the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC). SHIEC is the national trade association representing health […]
On Monday, June 1st, New Jersey became one of the few states in the US to regulate two specific types of PFAS—Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluoroalkyl sulfonic acid (PFOS) —that are known to be cancer-causing chemicals that contaminate drinking water. The chemicals are often found in nonstick cookware, waterproof apparel, and firefighting foam and have […]
Rep. Ritchie Torres on This Big Week in Congress; Recapping the New Jersey Gubernatorial Debate; Home health care funding; Hispanic Heritage Month … This content was originally published here.
This week, our In Focus reviews the the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) draft proposal for the renewal of its 1115 Comprehensive Demonstration Waiver, released on September 10, 2021. The waiver was initially approved and implemented in October 2012. This demonstration is in its second five-year period […]