New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Asbury Park
2016
Meadowlands Transportation Brokerage Corp. d/b/a Meadowlink
Active
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Asbury Park
Meadowlands Transportation Brokerage Corp. d/b/a Meadowlink
2016
Active
Grant Award Amount
$200,000

Led by Meadowlink, five coalition members is participating in a year-long Boundary Spanning Leadership Institute delivered by the Center for Creative Leadership. This team of five coalition members representing sectors including healthcare, community residents, social services, business, public safety and education, is sharing the skills and tools from this Institute with their full coalition to strengthen the coalition’s capacity to make long-term change in their community. The team also includes a community coalition coach who is deeply rooted in the community and acts as an advisor to the team and the larger coalition as they embark on creating a Culture of Health in Asbury Park. The coalition has developed a blueprint for action, outlining its work and timeline for the remaining three years of grant funding. Scroll past the first two videos to access the link to the blueprint.

Project
Building a Healthier Asbury Park
Topics
Grant Recipient
Key Contact
Nina Summerlin
Project Director
(732) 807-3204
Counties Served

NJHI grantee, Meadowlink, engages community partners and aims to address a unemployment, affordable housing stock and other health factors to build a healthier Asbury Park – piquing the interest of NJTV producers for the “In Your Neighborhood” series. View this entire hourlong program highlighting the Asbury Park community, or click to begin watching the interview with Lisa Lee, project director of the Alliance for a Healthier Asbury Park.

Asbury Park Residents Take Advantage of Healthy Cornerstore Initiative
NJTV/ Christian, L. (2017, October 19).

In Your Neighborhood: Asbury Park
NJTV. (2017, August 30).

NJTV Hosts Community Forum in Asbury Park: A Preview Conversation
NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams. (2017, August 23).

The Asbury Park 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 Asbury Park and a healthier Garden State.

Building a Healthier Asbury Park’s Blueprint for Action

Hear Building a Healthier Asbury Park project director Lisa Lee share highlights from Creative New Jersey’s Creative Asbury Park Call to Collaboration convening on January 11 & 12, 2017. (video courtesy of Creative New Jersey)

 

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