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