Director & Health Officer, Nelson Xavier Cruz
73 South Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
Phone: (201) 568-3450 / (201) 871-6506 / Fax: (201) 568-5738
9:00AM - 4:00PM: Vital Records & Licensing
9:00AM - 5:00PM: All other matters
The Englewood Health Department is a local health department with a comprehensive array of public health prevention, promotion, and protection services and programs serving 27,147 residents (census data of 2010) in the City of Englewood, New Jersey. The Department operates under the mandated, legal framework of the Public Health Practice Standards of Performance for Local Boards of Health in New Jersey (N.J.A.C 8:52) and the New Jersey State Sanitary Code (N.J.A.C 8:26). Under the governing authority of the Englewood Board of Health, its mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families in the City of Englewood through innovative policies, effective services, and strong community partnerships.
The Englewood Health Department began maintaining vital statistics of the City of Englewood in 1893. The Department has been dedicated to improving the quality of life in Englewood for over 118 years. Its staff prevents epidemics and the spread of disease; protects the community against environmental hazards; prevents injuries; promotes and encourages healthy behaviors; and responds to disasters and assists the community in recovery. The essential services provided by the Englewood Health Department include: monitor health status to identify community problems; diagnose and investigate health problems and hazards; inform, educate and empower the community about health issues; mobilize community partnerships to identify and resolve problems; develop policies and plans that support community health efforts; enforce laws and regulations that protect health and provide safety; link those in need to personal health and health care services when not otherwise available; assure a competent public health workforce; evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of health services; and investigate and employ innovative solutions to health problems.
During a normal workday, the Health Department conducts inspections of restaurants, pools, and other facilities to ensure proper sanitation, and investigates public health nuisance complaints such as trash or rodents. It also issues birth, death and marriage/civil union certificates, marriage/civil union licenses and retail food and pet licenses, provides health clinics for children, and health promotion programs for all ages. We are nurses, health educators, program administrators, epidemiologists, inspectors, registrars, support staff, students, volunteers, and other dedicated individuals with a common goal -- to deliver effective and innovative programs and services that ensure the health and well-being of the Englewood community. The Englewood Health Department includes an administrative division and program divisions in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Health Education, Public Health Nursing, and Vital Statistics. We look forward to seeing you and working with you to make the City of Englewood a healthier place to live, work, and play!
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