New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Newark.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Newark.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Grant Award Amount

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.

Believe in a Healthy Newark
Grant Recipient

Denise V. Rodgers, MD
Vice Chancellor, Interprofessional Development, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
(973) 972-3645

Vivian Cox Fraser
President and CEO
(973) 624-9535

Counties Served

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

Visit the Believe in a Healthy Newark website

Newark Gets and Gives ‘Best Practice’ Models to Improve City’s Health
NJTV. (2018, September 28)

Working to Eliminate Health Disparities
American Academy of Family Physicians/Mitchell, D. April 30, 2018.

Growing Focus on ‘Social Determinants of Health’
NJ Spotlight. (2017, November 8).

View All: NJHI 2015: Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey – Communities Moving to Action