Health Indicator Report of Public Health Infrastructure
Public health infrastructure is fundamental to the provision and execution of public health services at all levels. Infrastructure is the foundation for planning, delivering, and evaluating public health.
NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective PHI-4. *Numerator: Number of accredited local health departments *Denominator: Total number of local health departments
- Office of Local Public Health, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.nj.gov/health/lh/]
- Public Health Accreditation Board, [http://phaboard.org/]
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Healthy People Objective: Increase the proportion of 2-year colleges that offer public health or related associate degrees and/or certificate programsU.S. Target: 3 percent for associate degrees; 1 percent for certificate programs
State Target: 20 percent
Other Objectives'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objectives''' '''PHI-1''': Increase the proportion of New Jersey community colleges that offer public health or related associate degrees and/or certificate programs to 20%. '''PHI-2''': Increase the percentage of local public health agencies actively participating in county-wide community public health partnerships to 100%. '''PHI-3''': On a scale of 1 (nonexistent) to 5 (ideal), increase the median level of collaboration of local public health agencies in county-wide community public health partnerships to 5. '''''(This objective has been archived.)''''' '''PHI-4''': Increase the proportion of local health departments that achieve voluntary national accreditation to 75%.
How Are We Doing?In 2015, four community colleges (Morris, Middlesex, Brookdale, and Mercer) began offering A.S. degrees in public health, thus achieving the Healthy NJ 2020 target of 20%. The national public health accreditation program launched in 2011. In 2015, Bloomfield Department of Health & Human Services was the first New Jersey local health department to achieve accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board. Several others are in the application process.
Available ServicesFind your Local Health Department: [http://nj.gov/health/lh/community/]
Page Content Updated On 09/11/2017, Published on 09/11/2017