We collaborate with the State of New Jersey and its public officials to strengthen the state’s ability to deliver the most efficient and effective health and early childhood services.
New Jersey funds and administers programs that provide health and early childhood services to the public. The state government also sets regulations, rules, and expectations by which non-governmental local agencies, private organizations, and non-profits operate. As a result, policies implemented at the state level shape the practices and approaches used by all of those working in health and early childhood.
State officials want the best outcomes for the populations they serve, and they are guided by both their professional knowledge and the analysis of meaningful data on the issues they oversee. Therefore, The Nicholson Foundation supports New Jersey’s state programs in health and early childhood by supporting data collection and analysis and piloting professional development programs to improve service delivery.
Our work in this area includes: