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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- 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
- Treating Trauma in Adolescents: Development, Attachment, and the Therapeutic Relationship by Martha B. Straus
“I highly recommend this book for individuals who may be working with traumatized teens. It includes case studies and strategies for getting through to high-risk adolescents and helps the reader think about interventions that may help to engage challenging or reluctant clients. There is also information about ways to include parents and caregivers in treatment plans. It provides practical advice culled from the author’s clinical experiences and is very helpful for those working with teens.” – Michael McKnight, County Educational Program Specialist for Cape May and Atlantic Counties, and Community Partner, Kicking ACES in Cape May County
- Communicating with Grantmakers: Targeted Questions to Increase Your Nonprofit’s Chance for Funding – Nonprofit Pro
“This gave me a better idea of what to ask, and how to ask it, when reaching out to a potential new grant funder.” – Rachel Niemczyk,Grants Administrator, The Gateway Family YMCA and Project Director, Pulling Together: All Voices Heard and Count!
- 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
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