Health Department

We hope that this site will provide you with useful information on the latest public health issues and familiarize you with the many public health services offered by the Dept. of Health.

Public Health is about protecting people’s health and well-being. With a population-based focus on prevention and health promotion, our work employs a spectrum of interventions aimed at the environment, human behavior and lifestyle, and clinical services.


Our mission is to provide competent, professional and efficient public health and environmental services to the residents of Harrison. Under the mandates of the Public Health Practice Standards of Performance for Local Boards of Health in New Jersey and local ordinances and policies of the Harrison Board of Health, we will promote and protect the public health by the use of disease control and prevention, health promotion and education, inspections and enforcement activities.


The Health Department oversees the following divisions: