Department of Health Licensing System

NJ Health

The New Jersey Department of Health is a nationally accredited state public health agency focused on improving population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system. Dr. Shereef Elnahal began serving as the Commissioner of Health on January 25, 2018. The Department oversees health care facilities, public health services, the state’s psychiatric hospitals, the medicinal marijuana program, EMS and the Office of Disaster Resilience. Each of the Department’s five branches which include Public Health Services, Health Systems, Integrated Health, Office of Population Health and the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning work collaboratively toward the goal of keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions. The Department received its public health accreditation in June 2017.

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