New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Implementing upstream approaches to build a healthier Paterson
2018
United Way of Passaic County
Active
Implementing upstream approaches to build a healthier Paterson
United Way of Passaic County
2018
Active
Grant Award Amount
$100,000

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 and youth 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. By the end of this project, the Council will have advanced 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.

Project
Accelerating Community Safety
Topics
Grant Recipient
Contacts

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

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

Counties Served

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