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Health & Community Wellness

The mission of the Department of Health and Community Wellness is to provide and advocate for comprehensive health care, social, and environmental services for Newark citizens and other consumers to ensure an optimal level of health and well-being.

The department includes the following divisions:

  • Environmental Health provides comprehensive delivery of inspection services, investigations, and education programs to citizens and consumers in order to assure a healthful and protected environment.
  • Health Planning assists management in setting policy to develop the goals, objectives, and parameters of Newark’s medical, social, and environmental health services to ensure access, quality, and outcome-based care for Newark residents.
  • Medical Care Services promotes the health of all Newark residents, particularly the vulnerable population, by providing medical care services to Newark residents through a variety of medical practices.
  • Social Services provides quality services to Newark’s children and senior citizens through new technology; by collaborating with agencies; by identifying resources for funding new and major and/or existing programs; and by providing educational training for staff and community.
  • Surveillance and Prevention monitors disease trends and develops and maintains a public health system in an effort to improve the City of Newark’s ability to address the health needs of residents and provide prevention and early intervention activities.

Paid Sick Leave

Learn about the City’s historic Paid Sick Leave ordinance and how it affects you.  When workers get sick they need time to get well. It’s just common sense. But in New Jersey, some 1.2 million workers – that’s more than 1 in 3 of us – do not earn paid sick days. Many of these workers are in low-wage service jobs. They care for our children and the elderly. They prepare and serve food in our restaurants. They can’t afford to stay home, even if they’re sick. With this in mind, the City of Newark enacted an earned sick day policy that will provide a basic number of paid sick days that workers can take to recover from their own illness or care for a sick family member. As a result, 36,000 private sector workers in Newark, who did not have access to a single paid sick day now have a right to earn sick time.

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For more information about the Paid Sick Leave, please Click here

Vital Statistics and Birth Certificates

Newark Bureau of Vital Statistics
Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center
394 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102

For information about how to obtain copies of birth certificates and other vital statistics (Click here). The page provides download controls and instructions for the submission of pertinent form and documentation.


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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Business Inspection Lookup

To look up the status of business inspections click here.

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