Public Health Associations’ Collaborative Effort



To provide a forum wherein all public health disciplines are equally represented, via the leadership of the recognized New Jersey public health associations, to foster a single voice and face for the advancement of public health in New Jersey.

In New Jersey, six public health organizations established the Public Health Associations’ Collaborative Effort (PHACE). The six organizations are:

NJ Association of City and County Health Officials (NJACCHO)- The New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials (NJACCHO) advances the art and science of public health, and ensures conditions that promote health, prevent disease and protect the health of the states's population through leadership, advocacy, collaboration and the assurance of workforce competencies. Email:

NJ Association of Public Health Nursing Administrators (NJAPHNA)- Preserve the one voice of Public Health nursing throughout New Jersey; while protecting residents by promoting & supporting community action, coordinating programs that facilitate preventative health efforts and preparing for emergencies. Email:

NJ Environmental Health Association (NJEHA)-The mission of the New Jersey Environmental Health Association is to support the professional growth of environmental health specialists, provide a unified and informed voice in the development of public health practice and policy, and enhance the ability of members to aptly promote environmental and public health locally, regionally and globally. Email:

NJ Local Boards of Health (NJLBHA) - NJLBHA provides unique learning opportunities geared to the needs of local board of health members. In addition to our Annual Meeting, we offer an orientation program for new board members and special issue workshops for all board members. We serve as your voice on the state and national level. We represent your views on the Public Health issues facing us. The needs of local boards of health are now being represented through NJLBHA with both the executive and legislative branches of state government as well as with our congressional representatives. Email:

NJ Public Health Association (NJPHA)- Founded in 1875, the New Jersey Public Health Association is the one of the oldest public health organizations in the U.S. Its mission is to strengthen, advocate and advance public health in New Jersey. Email:

NJ Society for Public Health Education (NJSOPHE)- The New Jersey Society for Public Health Education (NJ SOPHE) is an organization of health education professionals and students dedicated to improving health through practice and research. NJ SOPHE is also committed to the advancement of health educators by offering professional development, networking opportunities, and mentorship. Email : info@NJSOPHE.Org

NJ SOPHE - Vaccine Position Brief

Join us as we celebrate National Public Health Week!

This year’s theme, Public Health Is Where You Are, celebrates what we know is true: The places where we are, physically, mentally and societally, affect our health and our lives. As we celebrate the 27th NPHW, April 4-10, we want everyone to know they can make their communities healthier and safer for all. And as we move slowly back toward gathering in person, we’re focusing not just on what we can do as individuals, but what we can do as communities to protect and prioritize public health.  

This NPHW, we’re taking a look at the intersections of our lives that affect our health and well-being. And we’re encouraging everyone — public health professionals, students, elected leaders and the general public — to step in and do what they can to make our world a more equitable, safe, healthy and just place. We’re also going to have some fun along the way. We hope you’ll join us.

Daily Themes

Monday: Racism: A Public Health Crisis

Tuesday: Public Health Workforce: Essential to our Future

Wednesday: Community: Collaboration and Resilience

Thursday: World Health Day: Health is a Human Right

Friday: Accessibility: Closing the Health Equity Gap

Saturday: Climate Change: Taking Action for Equity

Sunday: Mental Wellness: Redefining the Meaning of Health

Join us in observing NPHW 2022 and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. During the week, we will celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for increasing equity and champion the role of a strong public health system.


PHACE Vaccine Position Brief

Please Support Bill - S2173

"A Time Before Vaccinations" documents the history of local NJ residents and what they remember and the wise advice they say about getting children vaccinated because we do not have the institutional memory of what can happen when we don't have herd immunity. 

PHACE Position Papers

Marijuana Position Information Sheet

Public Health Funding Information Sheet

PHACE representatives from each of the organizations meet monthly/ quarterly to discuss issues related to public health legislation, advocacy, coordinating programs and speakers and to provide a unified voice on public health issues.

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