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Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Plan 2013

The Bergen County Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Plan 2013 Report brings together partners in health and provides guidance for new health programs in Bergen County.

In 2013, the Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) of Bergen County partnered with five hospitals, the Bergen County Department of Health Services, and the local health officers to conduct a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment.  This assessment examined health status, barriers to care, demographics and other issues that affect people living in Bergen County.

The partners in the health assessment process and the CHIP have developed a Community Health Improvement Plan that will address the needs and health priorities identified through the assessment process.  The partners are developing plans of action in two priority areas. The first priority area is Obesity Prevention, Chronic Diseases, Nutrition and Physical Activity and the second area is Mental Health and Substance Abuse. The people living in Bergen County are diverse and initiatives will be developed to meet the needs of all populations.  New initiatives, programs, policies, and services will aid residents on their journey to better health.

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Responding To A Mental Health Crisis

The CHIP of Bergen County partnered with local law enforcement officers, mental health providers and advocates, planning and media specialists to produce a community health message on how to effectively respond to a mental health crisis.
The DVD and accompanying brochure are available for free here»»

Free or Reduced Cost Health Care and Services

The CHIP has compiled a comprehensive listing of free or reduced cost health care services available through a variety of organizations and providers throughout Bergen County. Categories of care/service include:

  • Medical, Dental & Pharmacy Services
  • Food Banks/Food Pantries
  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse Assistance
  • Homeless Services
  • Medical Insurance

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**Please always check with providers concerning available services and eligibility prior to your visit. The CHIP does not endorse the organizations and providers listed and is not responsible for inaccurate information.


The Health Insurance Marketplace

Visit or call 1-800-318-2596

NJ Familycare

Enrollment Options

Income and eligibility guidelines can be accessed at or by calling (800) 701-0710.

The North Hudson Community Action Corporation runs two centers in Bergen County where you can get further information and/or or enroll for health care. These clinics are in Hackensack, Englewood and Garfield. For additional information, visit

Overview of Community Health Improvement Partnership:

The Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) of Bergen County currently consists of four task forces with volunteers from over 50 community organizations, businesses, schools, hospitals and private citizens, all interested in creating a healthier Bergen County. CHIP members develop, implement and promote initiatives to improve the health and lives of people who live, work, or attend school in Bergen County.

In 2013 following a county-wide health needs assessment, two health priorities were identified for Bergen County. Task forces are addressing these issues: Obesity Prevention, Chronic Diseases, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

The CHIP of Bergen County also created a summary report of the health needs assessment, called the Community Health Improvement Plan (The CHIP Report), which you can access by clicking on the link on the home page.

If you would like to participate in any of these task forces, click here or call (201) 634-2693.


Bergen County
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CHIP of Bergen County, NJ

The information contained on this Web site is published in good faith and for general information purposes only. The CHIP makes every effort to ensure that the information on this Web site is accurate, however we do not make any guarantees about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Links to third party Web sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors and any information on those sites are the responsibility of such third parties. This Web site does not provide health advice and visitors should refer any such questions to a qualified health care provider.