NJ Health Commissioner Details Plans To Seek National Accreditation

NJ Department of Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd

NJ Department of Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd

by Andrew Kitchenman / NJ Spotlight

New Jersey is seeking to become the third state in the country to have a nationally accredited health department, part of an effort to continually improve health services.

Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd said the state will see several benefits from accreditation, which has already led state health officials to develop a strategic plan for the future. She offered details of that plan at a gathering yesterday of county and municipal health officials during the annual New Jersey League of Municipalities conference.

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