New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders to build healthier communities
2017
The Abbott Leadership Institute
Active
Preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders to build healthier communities
The Abbott Leadership Institute
2017
Active
Grant Award Amount
$200,000

The Abbott Leadership Institute (ALI) will lead this three-year project, in which a total of 30 youth from Newark, ages 14-21, will receive guidance from trained community-based coaches, to better understand topics around population health, develop leadership skills, and implement self-designed projects to make their communities healthier. By the end of this project, the youth participants will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to work with municipal governments, cross-sector coalitions focused on health, school boards, and other organizations to build healthier and more vibrant communities. The youth will also participate in a statewide alumni network to stay connected to their peers as they continue on their leadership paths and move into the next phases of their lives. To advance this work in Newark, ALI will partner with Mayor Ras Baraka, Rutgers-Newark’s Law School and Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark’s Department of Health, law enforcement officials, as well as community service providers and residents. These Newark youth represent one of 10 New Jersey communities supported through the NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders initiative.

Project
Newark Youth Ambassadors – Community Health Division
Topics
Grant Recipient
Key Contact
Junius Williams
Director
(973) 353-3560
Counties Served

Follow the latest news coverage regarding NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders:
NJ Spotlight. (2017, July 12).
SNJ Today. (2017, July 12).

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