New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Greater Freehold
2016
Community Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey
Active
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Greater Freehold
Community Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey
2016
Active
Grant Award Amount
$200,000

Neighborhood Connections to Health (NCTH) is a cross-sector and community-focused coalition based in Greater Freehold, New Jersey, which formed in 2016 to address the health disparities experienced by Freehold Borough’s residents. Through focus groups with the community and evidence-based research, the NCTH established four committees: Access to Healthy Food, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Intergenerational Activities, and Bikability/Walkability. The coalition’s Blueprint for Action continues to guide NCTH’s work to improve the health of Freehold-area community members by addressing underlying health factors that influence health outcomes – i.e., the social determinants of health. NCTH works alongside residents, organizations, municipalities, and stakeholders to build a Culture of Health in the community. NCTH is participatory, and the community is asked to be part of its creation. The partners envision expanding throughout Monmouth County and becoming a central hub that connects community members with opportunities for healthier living.

Support for this work is also provided by The Nicholson Foundation. Click here to learn more.

Scroll down to access Neighborhood Connections to Health’s Blueprint, which outlines the coalition’s plan to leverage existing community resources and increase opportunities for healthier living.

Project
Neighborhood Connections to Health
Topics
Grant Recipient
Contacts

Colleen Nelson
Vice President, Clinical Operations/Children & Family Health Institute
732-224-6850

Margy Jahn
Health Officer
(732) 294-2000

Counties Served

The Neighborhood Connections to Health 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 Freehold and a healthier Garden State.

Neighborhood Connections to Health’s Blueprint for Action

Neighborhood Connections to Health’s web site

Freehold Borough Luncheon Will Honor Cultures, Generations
CentralJersey.com/ Sockol, M. (2019, April 2).

This NJ School District Plans to Test all of its Students for Lead
Asbury Park Press/ Solis, S. (2018, October 2).

What Freehold Borough Schools Found When It Screened Kids for Lead
Asbury Park Press/ Solis, S. (2018, July 5).

View All: NJHI 2016: Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey – Communities Moving to Action, Round 2