Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

New Report Presents U.S. and New Jersey Counties’ Health Rankings

Princeton, NJ, and Madison, WI, March 26, 2015 ― The 2015 County Health Rankings released yesterday, show that premature deaths are dropping, with 60 percent of the nation’s counties seeing declines.

The sixth annual rankings are a joint project of the New Jersey-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.  A rich resource of local-level data, the rankings are an easy-to-use snapshot comparing the health of nearly every county in the nation.

The rankings allow each state to see how its counties compare on 30 factors that impact health, including education, transportation, housing, violent crime, jobs, diet and exercise.

The report also looks at distribution in income and the links between income levels and health.

According to Andrew Kitchenman’s story in NJ Spotlight today, the income status of New Jersey residents appears to be a major driving force in their health, with wealthy Hunterdon County again topping the annual County Health Rankings report, while low-income Cumberland County ranked last when it came to health outcomes.

Kitchenman reported that many New Jersey counties had similar rankings compared with last year, although Essex County improved the most, rising three slots, with a drop in violent crime and the share of residents without insurance helping to drive the improvement.

To access the full rankings report for the United States, click here.

To access the report’s rankings for New Jersey, click here.

To access the RWJF and Univeristy of Wisconsin’s joint press release, click here.