New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
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NJHI Joins the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network
March 5, 2018

New Jersey Health Initiatives is pleased to join the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network (NJHCN), a statewide funding collaborative supporting communities’ efforts to promote health, well-being and equity for all New Jersey residents. Established in 2011, the NJHCN Community Grants Program provides funding to community-based organizations including nonprofits, schools, and health and human service agencies whose services and projects are designed to advance environmental-, policy- and systems changes that support healthy eating and active living.

This year, NJHCN is awarding $1.3 million to 66 community organizations across New Jersey. Within that cohort, NJHI is directly supporting the following grantees:

  • Borough of Audubon
  • Comite de Apoyo para Trabajadores Agriculturales
  • Food Bank of South Jersey
  • North Bergen Health Department
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Each NJHCN Community Grant addresses at least one strategy to increase opportunities for physical activity, and one strategy to improve access to healthy food. In addition to a $20,000 award that spans two years, each grantee receives coaching, technical assistance and evaluation support, as well as participates in a learning network. The Community Grants Program supports each grantee in creating long-term change by implementing strategies that make the healthy choice an easy choice for community members and build a Culture of Health.

Our fellow NJHCN funders are Atlantic Health System, the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids, the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, Partners for Health Foundation, the Salem Health and Wellness Foundation and the State of New Jersey Department of Health.

Learn more about the NJHCN and view the full list of 2018 grantees here.

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