Health Department

Health Administration & Supporting Services

Administration and Supporting Services are provided by the Board's Department of Health and Environmental Protection. This department is a Public Health Service Agency that offers a full range of health services in compliance with the New Jersey Public Health Practice Standards of Performance.


One of the missions of the Township of Union Health Department is to prevent the premature onset of disease and disability and to help all residents achieve healthier, more productive lives.

The health department is committed to maintaining, protecting, and promoting the health of its residents through organized health promotion and disease prevention efforts. One way to meet this objective is by striving to adhere to state wide standards established by law to monitor health departments. Mandates established within minimum standards include the following 4 core functions and 10 essential services:

  1. Core Function 1
  2. Core Function 2
  3. Core Function 3 & 4

Core Function 1 - Assessment

Assessment, monitoring, and surveillance of local health problems and needs, and of resources for dealing with them.

  • Monitor health status and understand health issues facing the community.
  • Protect people from health problems and health hazards.