New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Morristown.
North Jersey Health Collaborative
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Morristown.
North Jersey Health Collaborative
Grant Award Amount

The North Jersey Health Collaborative envisions improved health equity within Morristown’s census tract 435. Partners within this coalition represent public health, social services, and other community organizations. North Jersey Health Collaborative conducted a needs assessment that determined substance abuse is a key health factor impacting neighbors in census tract 435. The Collaborative’s Blueprint for Action also proposes ideas to improve the area’s built environment as well as involve more residents and youth in civic engagement opportunities, with a goal of shifting the perceptions regarding neighborhood safety and sense of community.


Building a Culture of Health in Census Tract 435
Grant Recipient

Mary Celis
Project Director, Morristown United Coalition
(973) 660-3174

Counties Served

To further support communities addressing barriers to health, the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps team invited Building a Culture of Health in Census Tract 435 project team to share lessons and strategies for successfully adopting the Collective Impact model. Access the webinar recording

The Morristown coalition represents one of the 10 New Jersey communities supported in the first round of the NJHI: Communities Moving to Action initiative. View this coalition’s progress toward a healthier Morristown and a healthier Garden State.

North Jersey Health Collaborative’s Blueprint for Action

Visit the Morristown United for Healthy Living webpage

View All: NJHI 2015: Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey – Communities Moving to Action