Department of Health & Human Services
199 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Health Complaints: 201-547-5285
Stacey Flanagan, Director
The Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services is dedicated to providing health and social services to residents of all ages through a myriad of programs. For the first time in decades, all Health & Human Services divisions are housed at one location, creating greater ease for residents in need of support. The Health Campus is now located at 199 Summit Avenue.
In September 2013, Mayor Fulop signed onto the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, pledging to help Jersey City residents lead healthier lives and reduce illnesses associated with obesity. HHS reinforced that pledge through action, expanding services and community outreach in several areas including:
Fitness & Movement - Jersey City is a recent Gold Medal Winner of First Lady Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ Campaign for Cities.
Community Engagement - In 2014, HHS launched the Partnership for a Healthier JC movement. The goal of the partnership is to expand and strengthen HHS collaborations with community groups and institutions to develop a blueprint for greater overall health in Jersey City and grants are being sought towards that end. This new movement has fostered stronger and more goal oriented collaborations around healthy food access, in particular. Here are just a few examples:
Farmers Markets – Jersey City Farmers’ Markets are open for business.
There's a market open every day of the week in Jersey City, supporting local farmers and producers in the New Jersey/New York Area.
Things to know about Jersey City Farmers’ Markets:
- All markets operate independently featuring hand selected local
vendors and farmers within a 300 mile radius of Jersey City.
- We encourage you to bring a reusable bag; in 2016 our Farmers’
Markets will be plastic bag free!
Select vendors and farmers accept SNAP, Women, Infants, Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers
Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)
vouchers chat with the market manager to find out more.
Select Markets participate in the Jersey Double Bucks* Wholesome
Wave Project. Read more below to see how SNAP can be used to get more fruits and
vegetables at participating markets.
*Jersey City Double Bucks Program (JCDB): Thanks to the support of
the Wholesome Wave Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program, SNAP users are
encouraged to shop at Farmers’ Markets to participate in this unique program
that will double your SNAP dollars towards the purchase of fruits and
vegetables (up to $10) at participating farmers’ markets.
How it works:
Visit one of the following
Stop by the information tent and
swipe your SNAP/EBT card up to $10
Receive up to $10 in Jersey City
Double bucks tokens for fruits and vegetables.
program is made possible through generous support from these sponsors: HHS and
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My Plate, Your Plate
August 6th-August 27th
The Jersey City Department Of Health & Human Services has partnered with the Saturday Jump-Start Program to offer a fun-filled 4- week healthy coking class program for youth ages 13-17.
During the Program, participants will be introduced to:
- Basic cooking techniques and knife skills;
- Sanitation and healthier food choices;
- Recipes and weekly ‘incentives’ to inspire creativity in the kitchen
In order to participate in the program, you must fill out a registration form: My Plate Your Plate Healthy cooking class Program- Forms.
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