New Jersey Tracking Program

Website: http://nj.gov/health/ceohs/public-health-tracking/External
Email: NJ.EPHT@doh.nj.gov

Mission:

The New Jersey (NJ) Tracking Program’s mission is to provide useful health and environmental data for public health improvement.  Program core goals include:

  • Creating indicators that provide context around health and environmental datasets for monitoring and targeting intervention activities;
  • Providing easy online access to datasets, charts, tables, and user-customized maps;
  • Conducting outreach and education to expand the use of health and environmental data at the local and county level in New Jersey.

Quick Stats:

The NJ Tracking Program has worked to fill several data gaps in the state by funding and subsequently publishing county-level survey results on the use and testing of private wellsExternal, presence of carbon monoxide detectors in homesExternal, and ownership of portable generators for use during power outagesExternal.

Milestones:

Important events and achievements of the tracking program

Lighthouse on New Jersey coastline

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    2003

    New Jersey Tracking Program established with CDC funding

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    2008

    Partnered across the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) to launch the New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD) systemExternal, which serves as the public health data portal for all of NJDOH

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    2012

    Provided disaster surveillance and response efforts to Hurricane Sandy

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    2017

    Conducted extensive outreach campaign with NJDEP Radon Program for Radon Action Month increasing homes tested for radon by nearly 40% as compared to the previous year.

New Jersey data icons: Access to care, air quality, alcohol, brain and nervious system, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, environment, immunization

Unique Data:

In addition to the set of standard data collected and displayed by all state and local tracking programs, individual programs may host data that are important to their populations.

Tools & Resources:

More Information:

New Jersey Success Stories

Page last reviewed: December 7, 2018