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

Led by Meadowlink, five coalition members participated 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.

Building a Healthier Asbury Park
Grant Recipient

Nina Summerlin
Project Director
(732) 807-3204

Krishna Murthy
Executive Director
(201) 939-4242

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. Click on the video below to view the segment exploring the work of the Alliance for a Healthier Asbury Park.

Asbury Park Sets Out on Ambitious Program to Improve Health
Asbury Park Press/Diamond, M. (2018, January 16).

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