Phase-Out of HealthyNJ
As of September 1, 2018, the website HealthyNJ (www.healthynj.org) will be officially retired after almost 20 years of service to New Jersey’s health care consumers and libraries.
HealthyNJ was developed in 1999 as a New Jersey-focused, consumer health website by librarians at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, now part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. In its early years, the site was supported by grants from the New Jersey Library Association, Verizon, and the New Jersey State Library.
HealthyNJ grew from a humble start with 33 topics to a robust site including over 500 subject areas with Spanish content in the various portals: Diseases & Conditions, Health & Wellness, Health in NJ, Just for Kids and Teens, and Reference Desk.
Rutgers University Libraries remain committed to connecting the New Jersey community with comprehensive and authoritative consumer health information, but in recent years, the need for a dedicated New Jersey consumer health site has been greatly reduced thanks to the launch of sites like MedlinePlus, https://medlineplus.gov/, the National Institutes of Health’s consumer health website for consumers and health professionals.
MedlinePlus has become the de facto standard in the provision of free, authoritative, and evaluated health information. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus is updated daily and offers reliable information on over 1000 diseases and conditions in a variety of languages. There is no advertising on this site, nor does MedlinePlus endorse any company or product.
The Libraries extend gratitude to all who contributed to the success of HealthyNJ.