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Prioritizing the Health and Safety of the Homeless

– Can you imagine how difficult it would be not only to have to adjust to all the changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, but to do so while homeless or housing insecure? That’s a reality our housing residents live with…

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Providing Meals to Those in Need During the Pandemic

– At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the stay-at-home order restricted many Bridgeton residents from leaving their homes. This prompted the Live Healthy Bridgeton coalition to redirect its community engagement efforts to provide community support. With the…

Building a Better Community Network

– Trenton Health Team’s (THT) Community Advisory Board (CAB) includes more than 100 organizations from around the region and across sectors. We convene regularly to share information, brainstorm solutions and co-design interventions enhancing health and well-being — but is the CAB…

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Planting for the Future

– Summer is here and our team has been cranking up the heat.  We’ve been focusing on growing community awareness of food insecurity in our city, developing key relationships to further our initiatives and educating our youth through engaging programs. Through our…

Clayton in Motion: Progress, Progress, Progress

– Thanks to the funding received through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Jersey Health Initiatives program and the Clayton community’s input, we were able to start the first phase of our two-part plan to improve health and health equity in…

Planting Seeds of Hope

– While developing our Neighborhood Plan in 2018, we surveyed Millville residents to find out what they wanted in their neighborhood. A community garden was top of the list. We are very proud that we were able to make this dream…

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Hammonton

– Since establishing the Hammonton Health Coalition (HHC), one goal has been to increase the voice of underrepresented groups within the town government. After several years of dialogue with town officials and community members, the Hammonton Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee…

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Home Visits Address Health & Housing

– With growing momentum to combat maternal and infant health disparities in New Jersey, Trenton Health Team (THT) recognized a tremendous opportunity to fold crucial healthy homes interventions into clinical care and social services for pregnant people, infants and families. A…

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Encouraging Physical Activity & Fun through Virtual Playstreets

– Our YMCA, the Gateway Family YMCA, is familiar with running Playstreets. Since 2015 we’ve offered both traditional outdoor Playstreets and non-traditional, indoor playstreets to Elizabeth, New Jersey residents. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic gave us an opportunity to reinvent Playstreets once…

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