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

The Alliance for a Healthier Asbury Park was formed through the collective decision making of community stakeholders and local organizations from Asbury Park’s public, not-for-profit, health, education and business sectors who are committed to a more effective approach to promoting health equity in the community. Through this work, the Alliance partners identified community engagement and transportation as priorities for advancing community health. The Alliance for a Healthier Asbury Park’s strategies include collaborating with municipal partners to improve street safety and public safety, providing affordable public transportation options to the community with an emphasis on serving older residents, and strengthening community connections using an Open Streets approach. Additional focus areas for the Alliance are access to health information, healthy eating and food justice. Scroll down to access the Alliance for a Healthier Asbury Park’s Blueprint.

Project
Building a Healthier Asbury Park
Topics
Grant Recipient
Contacts

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