Since 1984, the Cooperative has collected perinatal data in South Jersey to identify emerging issues, unmet needs and trends. Each year, this data is analyzed and the findings are presented in the agency's annual publication - Achievement: Report of the Regional Collaborative Database. Among the issues being monitored are Birthweight, Maternal Age, Entry to Prenatal Care, Plurality, Neonatal and Fetal Mortality, Breastfeeding Rates and Cesarean Birth Rate.
The New Jersey Department of Health is an excellent source of local perinatal data. NJSHAD is a query module for birth data derived from the New Jersey Birth Certificate database. Click here to access the system via the NJ Department of Health. Selected reports on topical issues can be found here.