Resources Recommended by the Statewide Network of NJHI Grantees

From articles to toolkits and more, current and former NJHI project directors recently shared resources they have found and how these tools are informing their current work to build healthier and more equitable communities. This compilation includes resources regarding food security, well-being and justice, trauma and adolescents, communicating with funders and the links between current health outcomes and historic redlining. Take a look and connect with each community and project director to exchange ideas. 

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Paterson Youth CARES team
  • For Millions of Low-income Seniors, Coronavirus is a Food-security Issue – The Brookings Institution
    “This article discusses the major concern and impact of COVID-19 on low-income seniors. This year, the Paterson Youth CARES team focused our attention on food security for senior citizens in our community as they are statistically at a disadvantage.” – Kiersten Jones, Program Coordinator, New Jersey Community Development Corporation and Project Director, Youth CARES
  • The Springboard – Thriving Together
    “We’ve been using the Springboard to imagine how we help build ‘civic muscle’ within our organization, partners and the people we serve. I find this resource particularly meaningful in this moment as we reflect more on democracy and the role of community-based organizations in creating a more democratic, equitable society.” – Chris Kirk, Chief Program Officer, Norwescap and Project Director, Fondo de Oportunidades COVID-19 Emergency Response and COVID Vaccine Transportation Initiative
  • Redlining and Neighborhood Health – National Community Reinvestment Coalition
    “We became a member of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. However, membership isn’t required to access many of their reports, webinars and other resources. We have been looking at many of their resources, but this one exploring the links between current health outcomes and historic redlining is particularly interesting. It has inspired us to do similar research on Trenton.” Julia Taylor, Senior Director of Programs & Partnerships, Trenton Health Team and Project Director, Accelerating Action for a Healthy Trenton