New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Newark.
2015
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Active
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Newark.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2015
Active
Grant Award Amount
$200,000

The Believe in a Healthy Newark (BHN) Initiative will develop Impact Teams that will focus 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 will utilize a collective impact approach that will allow 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.

Project
Believe in a Healthy Newark
Topics
Grant Recipient
Key Contact
Denise V. Rodgers, MD
Vice Chancellor, Interprofessional Development, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
(973) 972-3645
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

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