The New Jersey Hospital Association offers cost-effective learning opportunities to healthcare leaders and professionals. Our educators are dedicated to supporting you and your organization by providing a range of topics focusing on emerging issues, best practices and regulatory requirements. Many of our programs offer continuing education credits from various accrediting bodies.

As you explore the Education section of the website, we welcome you to learn more about our courses and opportunities.

Featured Programs

NJHA provides a robust selection of educational offerings spanning areas from patient safety to health policy. Here’s a sampling of current featured programs addressing priority issues for healthcare organizations.

Inclusive Data, Inclusive Care: Collecting SOGI, Race and Ethnicity Data in New Jersey

New Jersey law requires acute care hospitals and clinical laboratories to implement electronic medical records systems that include demographic data entry features for sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). A key component of the law requires staff to complete evidence-based cultural competency training. This evidence-based course is available for hospital and laboratory staff to comply with state law and provide examples on how to interact with patients in order to collect data in a culturally sensitive manner and tips on how to navigate difficult discussion.

For more information, please email with the subject line "Inclusive Data, Inclusive Care: Collecting SOGI, Race and Ethnicity Data in New Jersey".

Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Pregnant Individuals & Other Vulnerable Populations

Though much progress has been made since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers must still manage new cases, new variants, and new information. This four-module course will address vaccine hesitancy among vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on pregnant and recently pregnant individuals, and the strategies health care professionals can implement to address these issues.

Register using this form: Register for the Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Pregnant Individuals & Other Vulnerable Populations course

Bridging the Gap Interpreter Training

The New Jersey Hospital Association and Intersys, LLC are presenting this joint educational offering, developed by the Cross-Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP). Bridging the Gap (BTG) interpreter training is a 40-hour professional development program that prepares bilingual individuals to work as medical interpreters. It is the leading medical interpreter certificate program in the country and used to train novice and experienced medical interpreters. It is accepted by both accredited national certifying bodies, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI). No interpreting experience is required to take the class.

Virtual Course: Virtual Interpreter Training Registration

Reducing Implicit Bias in Maternal and Child Health

The long history of racial injustice in the United States – and in our healthcare delivery system – produces disparate health outcomes for people of color. NJHA examines the implicit biases that feed these disparities in a new course, Reducing Implicit Bias in Maternal and Child Health. This course breaks down the conscious and unconscious biases within all individuals; describes their impact on healthcare access and treatment; and explores interventions to defuse them. This important course is offered free of charge, made possible by funding from the CDC through the N.J. Perinatal Quality Collaborative.

Access it here: Register for the Reducing Implicit Bias in Maternal and Child Health course

LGBTQI+ Residents Rights

New Jersey law requires long term care facilities to appoint and educate designated employees to oversee facility-wide efforts to support the rights of LGBTQI+ residents. This course is available for individuals or entire organization staff to comply with the state law and provide a more sensitive, equitable and healthy environment for LGBTQI+ residents. Learn more:

Designated Representative Education:

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Healthcare Business Solutions – Health Information Services Education

HBS stands at the forefront in Health Information Management education. With our deep commitment to the quality of patient data, education is the cornerstone of our service portfolio. Coding education webinars are offered regularly throughout the year with new programs always in development.

For more information on our current educational opportunities:

ORO 2.0: Moving the Needle

With the U.S. opioid epidemic moving into a fourth decade, healthcare professionals continue to take on the challenge and formulate best practices in pain management. This course explores the current state of the opioid crisis, non-opioid treatment strategies and recommendations for opioid reduction, with an emphasis on marginalized communities and maternal infant health.