The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services details its overall statewide emergency response strategy in a booklet, Responding to NJ Public Health Emergencies. [LINK TO Responding to NJ Public Health Emergencies.pdf]
The NJDHSS Exercise Support Team discusses best practices and lessons learned in its 2009 Activity Summary for Emergency Preparedness Exercises and Events. [LINK TO Emergency Preparedness 2009 Annual Report.pdf]
NACCHO July 2015 Report related to PHEP Funding – Impact of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Funding on Local Public Health Capabilities, Capacity and Response
Visit www.redcross.org; for local chapter, see white pages of your phone directory.
Local health departments:
See your local phone directory or go towww.state.nj.us/health/lh/directory/lhdselectcounty.htm
to access directory of local health departments
See yellow pages in your local phone directory.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): 1-877-237-8411, www.state.nj.us/njoem/cert
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): 1-800-480-2520, www.fema.gov
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, State Police Division Headquarters (NJ OEM):
(609) 882-2000, www.state.nj.us/njoem
Association of Schools of Public Health: www.asph.org.
ASPH represents schools of public health that are accredited by the Council on Education of Public Health (CEPH).
Following are NJACCHO “Sister Organizations,” professional public health associations in New Jersey with which the NJACCHO routinely collaborates. All of these organizations are also part of a new collective known as PHACE – Public Health Associations’ Collaborative Effort:
http://www.njeha.org New Jersey Environmental Health Association
http://www.njaphna.org/ New Jersey Association of Public Health Nurse Administrators
http://www.njsophe.org New Jersey Society of Public Health Educators
http://www.njpha.org New Jersey Public Health Association
http://www.njlbha.org New Jersey Local Boards of Health Association
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS):
(609) 292-7837, www.state.nj.us/health
NJDHSS, Communicable Disease Service:
(609) 588-7500, www.state.nj.us/health/cd
New Jersey Emergency Medical Services (EMS):
(609) 633-7777, www.state.nj.us/health/ems
New Jersey Poison Control Center:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services —
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.gov
Gaining Ground is a two-year initiative, managed by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). It is intended to help develop sustainable, statewide systems to promote public health accreditation and support performance improvement in local, tribal and state health departments in seven states.
The overall goal of this new national accreditation program is to provide a catalyst for continuous quality improvement in state, territorial, local, and tribal health departments, and in turn, improve the impact of those departments in protecting and improving health in their communities.
New Jersey’s Effort
NJACCHO is delighted to be one of seven national recipients of the Gaining Ground grant. Our goal is to develop a sustainable process that advances local public health accreditation readiness, supports the accreditation of LHDs, and facilitates a culture of quality improvement among all public health disciplines. We hope to achieve this by providing multiple collaborative learning opportunities to LHDs. A ‘hands on’ approach will be taken, providing multiple opportunities to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
Gaining Ground Resources
- Gaining Ground Initiative Overview
- Program Welcome Letter
- Workshop Schedule
- PHAB Self-Assessment Tool
- NJACCHO-League resolutions 2014 APPROVED
- Health Officer Communicable Disease Communications Protocol
- State Lab Surge Support
- PHAB Board Accreditation Information: [click here] and [click here]
- NACCHO Accreditation and Quality Improvement resources: [click here]
- MAPP Fieldguide from NACCHO [click here]
- APHA Quality Improvement Initiative: [click here]
Laying the Groundwork for Quality Improvement & Performance Management: Tools to Enhance Your Health Department- February 18, 2016
Achieving Accreditation – Lessons Learned
Gaining Ground on Accreditation Readiness Panel Discussion