The Believe in a Healthy Newark (BHN) Initiative has developed Impact Teams that are focusing on three areas of health relevant to the Initiative’s target population – the residents of the South and West Wards of Newark. These three areas include: Healthy Homes, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Food and Fitness. BHN is utilizing a collective impact approach that allows them to identify common measures, develop common interventions, and use assessments of their success to modify and strengthen their initiatives. These areas closely align with the interests and expertise of steering committee members, and it is expected that this work will result in demonstrable improvements of certain health measures enumerated in the County Health Rankings data for Essex County.
Denise V. Rodgers, MD
Vice Chancellor, Interprofessional Development, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Vivian Cox Fraser
President and CEO
The Newark coalition represents one of the 10 New Jersey communities supported in the first round of the NJHI: Communities Moving to Action initiative. View this coalition’s progress toward a healthier Newark and a healthier Garden State.
Believe in a Healthy Newark Blueprint for Action
Believe in a Health Newark Blueprint Logic Model
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Newark Gets and Gives ‘Best Practice’ Models to Improve City’s Health
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Working to Eliminate Health Disparities
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Growing Focus on ‘Social Determinants of Health’
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