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.
Director of Strategic Initiatives
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.
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
NJToday.net/Clayton, C. (2017, April 18).