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Clayton: Helping Our Community

– Clayton, a small South Jersey town, has been given an opportunity that we couldn’t pass up. Through a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Jersey Health Initiatives program, the Borough of Clayton and the Clayton School District are…

The Benefits of Growing Your Own Produce

– The process of becoming a beginner gardener can seem intimidating when a family doesn’t have firsthand experience with growing their own produce. “The Glassboro Grows workshops are designed for beginning gardeners, or people who are interested in learning the basics…

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Prioritizing for Policy

– Coalition leadership from six separate housing sites in the East Ward of Newark began the process of meeting to help identify shared health and housing issues tenants face at their respective homes. By creating a safe space to discuss how…

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Learning from Newark Residents on Healthy Homes

– Often, population health initiatives face a data gap – the connection between the numbers and the people representing those numbers. For example, broad health data like the rates of lead poisoning, asthma and obesity give a snapshot of a community’s…

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Building a Culture of Health in Newark Conference

– In the fall, the “Believe in a Healthy Newark Initiative” hosted its inaugural “Building a Culture of Health in Newark” conference at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, NJ. More than 375 people attended the conference. Research…

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Healthy Homes Neighborhood Pilot

– The Believe in a Healthy Newark coalition’s Healthy Homes Impact Team seeks to increase the number of “Healthy Homes” in our community, meaning homes that support the well-being of families and that are free of health hazards, specifically asthma triggers…

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Why Food and Fitness Matter

– Eugene, one of my employees, stopped by my office to chat about his mother’s recent health scare. She had a stroke during the winter and was previously in a diabetic coma. Yesterday, a nutritionist visited Eugene and his mother at…

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