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.
The timeline for accepting applications for the iPHD has yet to be determined. Data access will be granted following approval by the iPHD Governing Board.
The iPHD has four 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.
Informing New Jersey's integrated approach to addressing the opioid epidemic
Maternal and Infant Health
Improving maternal and infant health
Social Determinants of Health
Assuring access to physical and behavioral health services and addressing social determinants of health
COVID-19 and Other Public Health Emergencies
Conducting analyses to support New Jersey's response to COVID-19 and other public health emergencies
Application & Approval Process
Researcher submits iPHD application and staff members review for completeness
iPHD Research Advisory Committee (RAC) reviews application
iPHD Governing Board reviews and votes on RAC recommendation
Execute data sharing agreements for approved project
iPHD prepares data and transfers to researcher