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Health policy refers to decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific health care goals within a society. An explicit health policy can achieve several things: it defines a vision for the future which in turn helps to establish targets and points of reference for the short and medium term. It outlines priorities and the expected roles of different groups; and it builds consensus and informs people. (The World Health Organization)
Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (CSHP) is an initiative within the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, which is part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The Center was conceived in response to the unique and essential role of the states in the formation and implementation of sound health policy in the American system of federalism. The passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 has further elevated the importance of informed decision making by states.
This page provides alphabetized links to external resources of general interest to the New Jersey health policy audience. These include links to information specific to New Jersey and also to national sites that have state-level data for New Jersey.
For more than 40 years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the health and health care of all Americans. As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public's health, we have a unique capacity and responsibility to address the most pressing health and health care issues facing our society.
Part of Rutgers George F. Smith Library History of Medicine in New Jersey collection
Compiled and annotated by Dr. Mark C. Fulcomer and Dr. Marcia M. Sass
First complete electronic compendium of all documented New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services annual reports and health statistics
The Rutgers School of Public Health seeks to improve health and prevent disease in diverse populations in New Jersey and around the world through educating students to become well-qualified and effective public health leaders, researchers and practitioners; conducting research to advance public health science and policies; and providing service programs that promote population and individual health.