Community safety and education are focus areas that the Partnership for a Healthier Jersey City is emphasizing in its efforts to build a healthier community in Jersey City. Referencing a 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment compiled by Jersey City Medical Center, the coalition has identified a goal of recruiting more residents of underserved areas to pursue health careers. The partnership’s Blueprint for Action proposes that Jersey City’s current low ranking regarding the number of primary care providers available to residents is a significant socioeconomic opportunity toward reducing health disparities for all Jersey City residents. The Blueprint for Action also identifies the potential of Jersey City becoming the most pedestrian and bike-friendly major city in the state, through the shared resources of the City of Jersey City, the Jersey City Parks Coalition, and BikeJC.
Core members of this multi-sector coalition include the Jersey City Housing Authority and the Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services.
The Jersey City 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 Jersey City and a healthier Garden State.