New Jersey Policy Lab

NJSPL Report Release: The Impact of Eliminating Adjustment Aid for School Districts in New Jersey

In 2018, New Jersey implemented the S-2 bill, which aimed to reduce adjustment aid to school districts in the state. This report investigates the types of school districts affected by the elimination of the adjustment aid, along with the short-term impacts of eliminating adjustment aid on local revenues, current expenditures, student to teacher ratios, and student performance in New Jersey school districts.

NJSPL – Energy Equity Evaluation Metrics

Energy efficiency programs that focus on equity can acknowledge and address past injustices by involving marginalized communities in the decision-making process and proactively ensuring that all residents have equal access to benefits. The Energy Equity Project with the University of Michigan set out to establish a comprehensive system for assessing and promoting fairness in clean energy initiatives and investments.

NJSPL – Medicaid Unwinding: What It is and How New Jersey Plans to Address It

In December 2022, Congress delinked the continuous Medicaid enrollment provision with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which meant that states would resume reviewing Medicaid enrollees’ individual eligibility on April 1st in a process known as “unwinding.” In New Jersey, nearly 300,000 people could lose their coverage.

NJSPL Report Release: One Million More Acres: We’re One-Third of the Way There

This new report authored by Tom Dallessio, Bob Kull, Eric Harris, and Smriti, employed a policy-focused approach to review the initial goals of the Million Acre Initiative and the Garden State Preservation Trust Act, first signed into law in 1999, which aimed to preserve one million more acres of open space, farmland, and historic structures throughout the state.

NJSPL – Fifteen-Minute Neighborhoods in New Jersey

Over the past several months, researchers from the Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) have been leading a graduate planning studio examining how the 15-minute neighborhoods planning model can be applied throughout New Jersey by developing three case studies in Bridgeton, Cherry Hill Township, and Newark.

NJSPL Report – The Status of New Jersey’s Childcare Infrastructure

Authored by Sarah F. Small, Debra Lancaster, Jocelyn Fischer, and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, this report represents comprehensive research into the state of childcare markets in New Jersey from both supply- and demand-side perspective, and includes key findings as well as policy recommendations to bolster support for the state’s childcare market.

NJSPL – Malpractice Risks with Telehealth: The Do’s and Don’ts

Telehealth has experienced a boom in use since the start of the pandemic, offering safer, more convenient, and accessible alternatives to patients seeking care. However, telehealth is not without its pitfalls—namely, misdiagnosis and data privacy risks, both which can lead to medical malpractice.


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Career Virtual Drop-ins


Bloustein Career Development Specialists Cheryl Egan and Andrea Garrido will be in a Zoom Room on Monday's beginning January 22, 2024 (excluding holidays and spring break) to answer questions, provide […]

Lunch and Learn: Health and Housing Equity Cluster

Bloustein School, Civic Square Building 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ, United States

The Rutgers Housing & Health Equity Cluster would like to invite you to join us for an in-person lunch and learn. All are welcome to bring lunch and eat during […]