As the statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Jersey Health Initiatives supports innovations and drives conversations across the state with a vision of affording everyone the opportunity to live a healthier life. The announcement of our Upstream Action Acceleration grantees last year means NJHI is actively supporting more than 50 grantees and their community partners in thinking more broadly about health. In addition to our annual initiatives, statewide and national philanthropic partnerships such as All In: Data Across Sectors for Health, the BUILD Health Challenge and the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network allow us to support New Jersey communities, connect them to a learning network, and spotlight their work as exemplar to the healthy communities field.
Discover the approaches New Jersey stakeholders are adopting and implementing at all levels to address social determinants such as adverse childhood experiences, the built environment, educational attainment and employment opportunities, and improving health for their families, friends and neighbors.
Browse the links below to learn these grantee communities’ stories, hear their successes and lessons, identify resources, and connect with them to support your own work.
Building a Healthier Asbury Park
Borough of Audubon
Building Bridges to Health
Bound Brook and South Bound Brook
Student Ambassadors for Community Health
Camden and Pennsauken
Leaders of Promise
Motivating Culture Change for a Healthier Tomorrow
Strengthening the Partnership for a Healthier JC
Connecting Families to Communities
Food Bank of South Jersey
Accelerating Action for a Healthy Trenton
Trenton Transformation: A Safe & Healthy Corridor
Empowering Trenton through Youth Civic Engagement
Trenton Healthy Food Network – Growing a Healthier Trenton