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iPHD “At-a-Glance”

The iPHD aims to improve the health, safety, security, and well-being of New Jersey residents, as well as the efficiency of state government, by securely linking administrative datasets to support approved research projects.

With funding by the New Jersey Department of Health, the iPHD is operated by Rutgers Center for State Health Policy under the direction of a 10-member Governing Board.

Data access will be granted following approval by the iPHD Governing Board.

Research Priorities

The iPHD has five research priorities informed by input from a diverse group of policymakers and research stakeholders and adopted by the Governing Board. These priorities seek to address some of the most pressing health and healthcare issues in New Jersey.

Applications should address one or more of the research priorities and serve the overall purpose of the iPHD.

Opioid Epidemic

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Informing New Jersey's integrated approach to addressing the opioid epidemic

Maternal and Infant Health

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Improving maternal and infant health

Social Determinants of Health

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Assuring access to physical and behavioral health services and addressing social determinants of health

COVID-19 and Other Public Health Emergencies

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Conducting analyses to support New Jersey's response to COVID-19 and other public health emergencies

High Value Care


Promoting equitable access to high-value health services

Application & Approval Process

Step 1

Researcher submits iPHD application and staff members review for completeness

Step 2

iPHD Research Advisory Committee (RAC) reviews application

Step 3

iPHD Governing Board reviews and votes on RAC recommendation

Step 4

Execute data sharing agreements for approved project

Step 5

iPHD prepares data and transfers to researcher


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New Jersey Department of Health (DOH)

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Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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