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Rutgers Center for State Health Policy

An initiative within the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, the Center provides impartial policy analysis, research, facilitation, and consultation on pressing state health policy issues.

Featured Projects

Center faculty and staff are actively engaged in a number of research projects and collaborations addressing the health and well-being of New Jersey's vibrant and diverse communities.

Rutgers Center for State Health Policy has a long-standing and close working relationship with the New Jersey Department of Medical Assistance and Health Services, which oversees the state’s Medicaid Program.

Two longitudinal projects comprise the NJ Child Health Study. One followed a panel of low-income children in four NJ cities to study the impact of changes in the food and physical activity environment on changes in weight status and associated behaviors...

The NJHealth Study, launched in 2022 as the New Jersey Population Health Cohort Study, seeks to improve understanding of how life events and stress affect health, particularly within historically disadvantaged groups, multigenerational families, and immigrant groups.

The availability of safe, healthy, and affordable housing is foremost among the social determinants of health. Uneven metropolitan development and housing discrimination has driven deep health disparities among racial and ethnic minoritized groups, immigrant, and low-income populations in the United States. The Housing & Health Equity Cluster is working together to address health equity through housing using collaborative research, curricular innovations, and community engaged work.

Recent Publications

You can browse the Center's full catalog of health policy publications here.

Recent trends in hospital market concentration and profitability: the case of New Jersey

Emergency Department Peer Support Program and Patient Outcomes After Opioid Overdose

The Camden Coalition Care Management Program Improved Intermediate Care Coordination: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Racial discrimination and mental health in the context of anti-Asian xenophobia: An intersecting approach of race, ethnicity, nativity, and socioeconomic status

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