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.
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.