Implementing upstream approaches to build a healthier Paterson
United Way of Passaic County
Implementing upstream approaches to build a healthier Paterson
United Way of Passaic County
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The United Way of Passaic County is leading this two-year project to build a healthier community by addressing the environment/open space as a health factor in Paterson through the engagement of law enforcement, library, youth, faith-based and other community partners. Focusing on Community Safety, the United Way of Passaic County and its key partners in the broad, cross-sector Passaic County Food Policy Council, Paterson Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together North Jersey, and Green Acres, are building on their work and goals outlined in the Council’s Blueprint for Action and Progress Update. Through this project, the Council is advancing health and equity in Paterson by implementing community safety strategies such as Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, which emphasizes improving walkability, visibility and green spaces, gardens and parks; and facilitating policy and systems change through formalized agreements with municipal partners to address ongoing maintenance needs.

Accelerating Community Safety
Grant Recipient

Mary Celis
Director of Health Initiatives
(973) 279-8900 x203

Yvonne Zuidema
President and CEO
(973) 279-8900 x206

Counties Served

Follow the latest news coverage regarding NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration:

After Heavy Snow, Greenhouse Oasis in Paterson’s 4th Ward ‘Felt Like…Heaven’ Malinconico, J. and Rumley, E. (2021, February 5).

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