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Complete Health Indicator Report of Public Health Infrastructure

Definition

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Why Is This Important?

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.

Healthy People Objective: Increase the proportion of 2-year colleges that offer public health or related associate degrees and/or certificate programs

U.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-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%. In 2017, Passaic Community College became the fifth to offer an A.S. in public health. 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. In 2017, Camden County Health Department became the second and, in 2018, Princeton Health Department became the third to achieve accreditation. Montgomery Township Health Department received accreditation in 2020. Several others are in the application process, however the Healthy NJ 2020 target of 75% will not be met.

Available Services

Find your Local Health Department: [http://nj.gov/health/lh/community/]

Data Tables


Public Health Infrastructure: New Jersey community colleges that offer public health or related associate degrees and/or certificate programs, 2012-2020

YearPercent of community collegesNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 9
20120.0%019
20130.0%019
20140.0%019
201521.1%419
201621.1%419
201726.3%519
201826.3%519
201926.3%519
202026.3%519

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective PHI-1. The HNJ2020 target of 20% was met in 2015. *Numerator: Community colleges offering public health or related associate degrees and/or certificate programs *Denominator: Total number of community colleges (19)

Data Source

[https://www.nj.gov/highereducation/Program_Inventory/index.shtml Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Degree Program Inventory], 10/28/2020.


Public Health Infrastructure: Local public health agencies actively participating in county-wide community public health partnerships, 2013, 2018, and 2020 target

YearPercent of local public health agencies
Record Count: 8
201395.0%
2014**
2015**
2016**
2017**
201894.0%
2019**
2020 Target100.0%

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective PHI-2. *Numerator: Local public health agencies actively participating *Denominator: Total number of local public health agencies that responded to the survey

Data Source

Office of Local Public Health, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.nj.gov/health/lh/]


Public Health Infrastructure: Local health departments that achieve voluntary national accreditation, 2012-2020

Actual/TargetYearPercent of local health departmentsNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 10
Actual20120.0%095
Actual20130.0%095
Actual20140.0%095
Actual20151.1%195
Actual20161.1%195
Actual20172.1%295
Actual20183.2%395
Actual20193.2%394
Actual20204.0%499
Target202075.0%7499

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective PHI-4. *Numerator: Number of accredited local health departments *Denominator: Total number of local health departments

Data Sources

  • Office of Local Public Health, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.nj.gov/health/lh/]
  • Public Health Accreditation Board, [http://phaboard.org/]

References and Community Resources

NJDOH Office of Local Public Health: [http://nj.gov/health/lh/index.shtml] Public Health Accreditation Board: [http://www.phaboard.org/]

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