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Health Indicator Report of Public Health Preparedness

Our state's public health depends on the ability of our Department and partners to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from public health threats, whether natural or man-made.

Data Source

New Jersey Local Information Network and Communications System (NJLINCS) Health Alert Network, New Jersey Department of Health

Definition

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Numerator

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Denominator

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Healthy People Objective: Reduce the time necessary to activate designated personnel in response to a public health emergency

U.S. Target: 60 minutes
State Target: 100 minutes

Other Objectives

Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective PHP-1: Reduce the time necessary to issue official information to the public about a public health emergency to 5 hours. Objective PHP-2: Reduce the time necessary to activate designated personnel in response to a public health emergency to 100 minutes. Objective PHP-3: Reduce the time for State public health agencies to establish after action reports and improvement plans following responses to public health emergencies and exercises to 120 days.

How Are We Doing?

The turnaround time necessary to issue official information to the public about a public health emergency is mostly limited by personal interactions of the creators of the official information. Once that is completed, the actual dissemination via IT systems is virtually instantaneous. The time necessary to activate designated personnel met the Healthy New Jersey 2020 objective in 2012 due to technical improvements in the NJLINCS Communicator software. An additional time decrease the following year was due to reorganizing team rosters and call-down procedures. Hurricane Irene, in 2011, and Superstorm Sandy, in 2012, required much longer than average time to create after action reports. If those events are excluded from analysis, the annual averages for those two years would be closer to the 2013 figure, which is below the 2020 target.

Health Program Information

NJDOH Office of Emergency Preparedness: http://nj.gov/health/er/index.shtml
Page Content Updated On 09/29/2015, Published on 09/29/2015
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Content updated: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:52:42 EST