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The New Jersey Department of Health Plans a $80.5 Million Grant to Improve Health Workforce, Foundational Capabilities, and Data Infrastructure

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has received an .

5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over a five-year period to support the modernization of data and the development of the public health workforce.

The OE22-2203: Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems via Innovation and Commitment to Action award.

Which addresses important public health infrastructure requirements in US jurisdictions, and is primarily funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. To promote and safeguard health in every community in the United States, the Public Health Infrastructure Grant Program provides funding for individuals, services, and systems.

Health Commissioner Judith M. Persichilli remarked, “This is a very exciting new chapter for the New Jersey Department of Health and public health in the Garden State.”

With strong, well-trained personnel, upgraded buildings, and a stronger system, we can create a more resilient health department for a healthier New Jersey. Everyone gains.”

These funds will make it possible for NJDOH to aid regional, municipal, and state health organizations in modernizing New Jersey’s public health system. The Department will get money for:

  • Sector planning and professional development can help with recruitment, career promotion, and retention within the public health workforce.
  • In charge of overseeing grant performance across all programmatic activities.
  • Increase the size of the NJDOH Centralized Data and Analytics Hub, which offers data-driven insights to guide action throughout the New Jersey Department of Health and partners.
  • Utilizing the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health, promote health equity in practice, policy, and programs.

The New Jersey Department of Health Plans a $80.5 Million Grant to Improve Health Workforce, Foundational Capabilities, and Data Infrastructure

  • Improve the Office of Women’s Health to assist women’s overall health, with a particular emphasis on reproductive health.
  • Make investments in socioeconomic determinants of health, identifying health inequities, and facilitating care connections across the entire organization.
  • Increase regionalized support for local health partners’ infrastructure and workforce development.

To support the development or expansion of long-term health infrastructure improvements and to provide resources to address complex emergencies like COVID-19, emerging local needs, and other important public health priorities, the Murphy Administration recently made sizable investments in public health infrastructure.

These investments included $116.5 million in funding for eligible county, municipal, and regional local health departments. Commissioner Persichilli continued, “The COVID-19 epidemic highlighted severe issues facing our public health system, which we must continue to solve on behalf of people.

“We will build on the gains accomplished and keep integrating the creative, data-driven techniques that we used during this health emergency to define the future of New Jersey’s public health,” the statement reads. “As we emerge from the epidemic and look through the lens of opportunity.”

As part of a financial assistance award worth $80,541,230 that is entirely funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NJDOH will receive $79,590,240 in the first year of the program. Based on satisfactory program progress and budget availability, funding for subsequent years will be determined.

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