NJHI 2018: Upstream Action Acceleration

This initiative supports 12 existing community-focused, cross-sector coalitions to advance their efforts in adopting and implementing “upstream” environmental-, policy- and systems-change strategies, and accelerate their work in areas identified as priorities to improve community health.

From Our Grantees

Planting Seeds of Hope

– While developing our Neighborhood Plan in 2018, we surveyed Millville residents to find out what they wanted in their neighborhood. A community garden was top of the list. We are very proud that we were able to make this dream…

Home Visits Address Health & Housing

– With growing momentum to combat maternal and infant health disparities in New Jersey, Trenton Health Team (THT) recognized a tremendous opportunity to fold crucial healthy homes interventions into clinical care and social services for pregnant people, infants and families. A…


Encouraging Physical Activity & Fun through Virtual Playstreets

– Our YMCA, the Gateway Family YMCA, is familiar with running Playstreets. Since 2015 we’ve offered both traditional outdoor Playstreets and non-traditional, indoor playstreets to Elizabeth, New Jersey residents. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic gave us an opportunity to reinvent Playstreets once…

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