Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Elizabeth.
The Gateway Family YMCA
Collaborating for long-term healthy living in Elizabeth.
The Gateway Family YMCA
Grant Award Amount

Since its 2013 formation, the Shaping Elizabeth coalition has focused on health equity. The partners have since identified opportunities to build a Culture of Health specifically in Bayway, Elizabethport, and Midtown. By addressing the health behaviors facilitating high rates of chronic disease in these communities, Shaping Elizabeth intends to improve health outcomes for youth and adults. The coalition’s Blueprint for Action emphasizes goals of diabetes reduction, HIV-prevention, and expanding its Mobile Market program to improve residents’ access to healthy foods.

Shaping Elizabeth Community Health Initiative
Grant Recipient

Corey Wu-Jung
Project Director
(908) 578-3005

Michael Johnson
Director of Strategic Initiatives
(908) 249-4809

Counties Served

The Shaping Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth and a healthier Garden State.

Shaping Elizabeth coalition’s Blueprint for Action

Alane McCahey of the Gateway Family YMCA, Discusses How the Shaping Elizabeth Coalition is Partnering Across Sectors with 40 Community Organizations to Build Healthier Communities
Comcast Newsmakers. (2018, March 14).

Our City with Mayor Bollwage – Shaping Elizabeth Updates with coalition partners Corey Wu-Jung of the Gateway Family YMCA, Roselena Twyne of Trinitas and Robert Barbanell of the Elizabeth Public Library. (2018, January 30).

Caucus New Jersey with Steve Adubato – Building a Culture of Health: Communities Move into Action
Caucus Educational Corporation. (2017, October 7).

Shaping Elizabeth: A Unique Collaboration
EDGE Magazine/Navarra Fleming, Yolanda. (2017, June)
Click here to access the full June 2017 issue of EDGE Magazine, published by Trinitas Regional Medical Center

2017 County Health Rankings Announced at The Gateway Family YMCA, C. (2017, April 18).


View All: NJHI 2015: Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey – Communities Moving to Action