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WIC provides nutrition foods, breastfeeding support and access to fresh produce for 170,000 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children up to age 5.
A message from New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd
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Welcome to the New Jersey Department of Health
Mary E. O'Dowd, M.P.H.
P.O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
New Jersey is home to over 2000 licensed hospitals, nursing homes, and medical care facilities. Search for a facility, or learn more about the Division of Certificate of Need and Licensing, Division of Health Facility Survey and Field Operations and Office of Health Care Financing.
The NJDOH is aware of 9 cases of invasive meningococcal disease (meningitis) associated with Princeton University.
New Jersey’s Three Part Approach to Health Information Technology:
The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry registers vital events and maintains the following vital records:
- Adoptions – foreign and domestic
- Birth, marriage and death records
- Civil union records
- Domestic partnership records
Planning for end-of-life care is important for ensuring that your medical preferences are properly carried out by your health care provider.
These resources are designed to make end-of-life decisions clear so that loved ones and medical professionals know what steps should be taken on your behalf.
Mary E. O'Dowd and Betsy Ryan / Talk now about end-of-life decisions
Far too many people wait until a health care crisis to think about the kind of care and treatment they would prefer near the end of their lives. More than nine in 10 Americans think it is important to discuss their wishes for end-of-life care, but only three in 10 have actually had these discussions, according to The Conversation Project.
It's never too early for any of us - young or old, healthy or not - to plan for future health care decisions. The gathering of family for Thanksgiving offers an opportunity to begin to talk about preferences for care at the end of life.
End-of-life care raises many difficult and emotional issues, which weigh heavily on the patient and family and are often complicated by inadequate planning. By reviewing options for care and having discussions in advance, people can alleviate some of the challenges that come along with a serious illness.Read More
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