About HealthyNJ

HealthyNJ is a web-based, New Jersey-focused, consumer health website developed in 1999 by librarians at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, now part of Rutgers University. In its early years, the site was supported by grants from the New Jersey Library Association, Verizon, and the New Jersey State Library. As a result of the transition of most of UMDNJ to Rutgers, the site will now be maintained by librarians at the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences in Newark, effective July 1, 2013.

HealthyNJ has grown dramatically since its inception. In 2001, HealthyNJ began with 33 topics. Since then, Spanish language content has been added and topics now number over 500 in the various portals: Diseases & Conditions, Health & Wellness, Health in NJ, Just for Kids and Teens and Reference Desk.

Content on the pages is selected and developed based on criteria including currency, accuracy, and relevance. Links are constantly monitored for viability and changes are made as necessary. We strive to abide by the Health On the Net Principles and adhere to the guidelines put forward by the Health Summit Working Group.

Contributors to the site have included: Micki McIntyre (HealthyNJ Librarian, 2000-2013), Lisa Price (Spanish language sections), Harriet Whitlock and Walter Frihart, Site design & Artistic changes. Current additions, updates & maintenance will be provided by: Peggy Dreker (margaret.dreker@rutgers.edu).


The information provided in this website is offered for general informational and educational purposes only; it is not offered as and does not constitute medical advice. In no way are any of the materials presented meant to be a substitute for professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be construed as such.

You should not act or rely upon any of the resources and information available in or from this website without seeking the advice of a physician or other healthcare provider.

All efforts have been made to ensure that material held on this website is accurate and current. However, Rutgers University Libraries and Rutgers University assume no legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided via this service or found as a consequence of this service, nor for any loss or damage resulting from any such information.

The external resources that can be accessed with links from this site are not maintained by the Libraries. Accordingly, the Rutgers University Libraries and Rutgers University are not responsible for the contents of any such resources.

The Rutgers University Libraries do not (a) make any warranty, express or implied, with respect to the use of the links provided; or (b) guarantee the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of any resources or information available at or from this site.

Content Quality Guidelines

HealthyNJ requires a clear differentiation between content and advertising. Organizations and Web resources that lead users to infer endorsement of products or services will be excluded.

HealthyNJ provides links to directories to help consumers find health professionals, services and facilities. HealthyNJ does not endorse or recommend the organizations that produce these directories, or the individuals or organizations that are included in the directories.

This site provides unique information to the topic site with a minimum of redundancy and overlap between resources.


Information Gathering

You are able to visit and view this site without providing any personal information. We do not track or record personal information about individuals and their visits. Should you choose to provide us with your name and e-mail address by requesting additional information, this information will only be used for official purposes (for instance, to respond to your inquiry) and will not be provided to any third parties.

Information Use

Rutgers University, which houses the HealthyNJ web site, uses standard log file information to track site usage by internal and external audiences, and help diagnose technical problems. This information is never linked to personal information or shared with any third parties. Where some sections of the site may require registration, individuals who do not choose to register can view the site through generalized public pages.

Third-Party Sites

For your convenience, links to useful Web sites are provided on various pages throughout the site. These links will appear in separate windows, indicating that you have left the Rutgers University Web site. Rutgers University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites.

Copyright Information

All Web site content is Copyright Rutgers University. The Rutgers University Libraries have made this information available as a service to the public. Reproduction, duplication, distribution, photocopying, publication, modification, copying or transmission of material, except for printing one copy for personal use, requires written consent.