Education

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.


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.

Register using this form: Interpreter Training Registration Form


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: https://www.pathlms.com/njha/courses

Facility Level Education: https://www.pathlms.com/njha/courses


Project Firstline

Project Firstline is an infection prevention training program to help all levels of healthcare – from clinicians to support staff – adopt a layered, multi-point approach to infection prevention. Through weekly webinars and on-demand programs, NJHA joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in this initiative to reach 6 million healthcare workers nationwide. Learn more about Project Firstline.