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The Passaic County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 2007

Through use of the Mobilizing for Action through Partnerships and Planning (MAPP) system Passaic County performed a countywide health assessment beginning in 2004. Through the course of the MAPP system, numerous issues were identified that have or could have impacts in the near future on those that live and work within Passaic County.

The Passaic County Health Status Indicators Report, Part I 

The Passaic County Health Status Health Indicators Report Part II

The county boundary includes a geographic area that, historically, is one of the most continually occupied in the United States; indeed, area settlement antedates the American Revolutionary War. It is located in the north-central portion of New Jersey, is 185 sq. miles in extent, and in 2000 had a population density of 2,639 persons per sq. mile. It adjoins Morris and Essex Counties in the west and south, and Bergen County in the east where the Passaic River forms a portion of its boundary. Its northern border adjoins New York State.

The distribution, varying density and other characteristics of its population of 489,049 in year 2000, and estimated 494,094 in 2001 and 496,646 in 2002 (roughly 1 % compound growth) are important considerations for the county’s analysis.