Allies in Caring, Inc., is leading the two-year Connecting the Dots for Better Health: Data, Community and Opportunities project, which aims to address the effects of poverty, racism and adverse childhood experiences as they apply to immigrant families in Hammonton, by 1) providing the means for every resident to participate in community health conversations; 2) supporting representation among community leaders, and 3) improving access to health resources. In Hammonton, Latinx community members can face limited access to education, employment and healthcare, and discrimination and language barriers. Through its team of Community Connectors and a 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, the Hammonton Health Coalition (HHC) has identified obesity and insufficient access to recreation as focus areas for the proposed project. Referencing available school district and healthcare data, HHC is engaging the Community Connectors in data collection efforts, and incorporating information from its health partners to inform community initiatives. By the end of this project, the coalition partners will have advanced health equity by collaborating across sectors and making better use of data to inform decisions that can improve the health of everyone in Hammonton. Through this project, Hammonton is one of 10 New Jersey communities to receive a suite of tools that include a community data dashboard developed by City Health Dashboard. Click here to view the City Health Dashboard for this community.
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Hear “One Voice United / Una Sola Voz,” a spoken word piece by Andrea Flores, a Hammonton Health Coalition Community Connector, and Jim Bacon, a coordinator for the coalition.
Hammonton is one of 10 New Jersey communities supported through the NJHI: Small Communities Forging Hyperlocal Data Collaboratives initiative. Meet the 10 South Jersey communities and hear partners such as school districts, residents, libraries, non-profit organizations, health care, arts and culture, and others share their aspirations for improving health for everyone.
Follow the latest news coverage regarding NJHI: Small Communities Forging Hyperlocal Data Collaboratives:
Students Recognized at Hispanic Leadership Award Ceremony
Hammonton Gazette/ Friel, S. (2022, July 18).
Allies in Caring is Launching a New Initiative that Offers Virtual Counseling and Educational Programs
Al Día/ Toussaint, J. (2021, May 9).
An Innovative, Multicultural and Affordable Mental Health and Wellness Center Opens its Doors in South Jersey to Help People Affected by COVID-19
South Jersey Observer/ Duckworth, C. (2021, May 6).
New Jersey Health Initiatives Announces 10 Recipients for $500,000 Small Communities Support Initiative