The Live Healthy Salem County Coalition is a partnership of organizations and agencies from the public, not for profit, and private sectors, whose focus is on improving health outcomes in Salem County. The Coalition’s mission is to inspire residents of Salem County to live healthy, productive lives by enhancing opportunities that lead to a sustained culture of wellness. The United Way of Salem County is the lead agency and the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University-Camden is the neutral convener (facilitating meetings and providing research and technical support).
The Live Healthy Salem County Coalition worked collectively to: assess the strengths and weaknesses of the current systems affecting health in the county; develop a plan of action that will address the identified health needs of Salem County residents. The combined effort of the partners culminated with the development of a Blueprint for Action, addressing mental and behavioral health, substance abuse, and chronic disease and obesity as priority areas of need in the community.