New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Perth Amboy
2016
Raritan Bay Area YMCA
Active
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Perth Amboy
Raritan Bay Area YMCA
2016
Active
Grant Award Amount
$200,000

In 2016, local organizations and community stakeholders from Perth Amboy’s health, education, business and not-for-profit sectors determined that a more effective approach to advancing health in their community involved establishing the Healthier Perth Amboy Consortium as part of the Middlesex County East Health and Human Services Consortium. Healthier Perth Amboy’s Blueprint details the Coalition’s plan to build a healthier community using strategies that establish workplace wellness, healthy school environments, and access to healthy foods. The Coalition’s goals also include fostering an economic climate that is conducive to a healthy community by investing in local businesses and stabilizing housing costs. Scroll down to access Healthier Perth Amboy’s Blueprint.

Project
Healthier Perth Amboy
Topics
Grant Recipient
Key Contact
Steve Jobin
President & CEO
(732) 442-3632
Counties Served

The Healthier Perth Amboy coalition represents one of 20 New Jersey communities supported through the NJHI: Communities Moving to Action initiative. View this coalition’s early successes toward a healthier Perth Amboy and a healthier Garden State.

Healthier Perth Amboy’s Blueprint for Action

Steve Jobin of the Raritan Bay Area YMCA Discusses How the Healthier Perth Amboy Coalition is Working to Build Healthier Communities
Comcast Newsmakers.
(2018, March 14).

View All: NJHI 2016: Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey – Communities Moving to Action, Round 2