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Nevertheless, WE Persisted

– Despite these unprecedented times, Perth Amboy’s Emerging Leaders for a Healthier Community remain strong and hopeful. To adhere to current state regulations in the face of COVID-19, we have transitioned to hosting our monthly meetings virtually until further notice. During…

Collaboration in Perth Amboy During COVID-19

– Due to sad and sobering current events, every organization in the Healthier Perth Amboy  (HPA) coalition has had to close its doors to the public, including the City of Perth Amboy. It was not easy for any of us to…

Taking a Stance on Vaping

– Healthier Perth Amboy (HPA) has identified a critical issue not originally in our Blueprint for Action that needs our immediate attention: the vaping epidemic. To first address this issue, we turned to those who are affected the most — teenagers….

Forming, Storming, and Norming Healthy Initiatives

– The third cohort of Perth Amboy’s Emerging Leaders for a Healthier Community has decided to work on city beautification and inform residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide exposure for their summer action plan. Since choosing these community priorities, the…

Your Heart Doesn’t Just Beat For You

– Each week the consumer health librarians from the East Brunswick Public Library venture out to Middlesex County locations to engage people of all ages and cultural backgrounds in dialogue about the importance of health literacy, why it matters in their…

To Affinity and Beyond!

– In Summer 2019, Healthier Perth Amboy (HPA) was a major stakeholder in the first meeting to incorporate a housing element into the city’s Master Plan. The Planning Principal received Healthier Perth Amboy’s policy suggestions and intends to utilize them when…

Rising Leaders of Perth Amboy

– In November 2019, the Emerging Leaders for a Healthier Community in Perth Amboy officially inducted its third cohort of young leaders. Although the evening was brisk and chilly, the atmosphere inside the Brighton Avenue Teen Center was warm and lively.  …

Emerging as Community Leaders in Perth Amboy

– The Emerging Leaders of Perth Amboy were able to accomplish quite a bit to impact their community with their three summer 2019 initiatives focused on food insecurity, water safety, and beautification. Regarding food insecurity, they implemented two action plans: 1)…

Advice for Joyful Aging

– Maxine is an iconic figure at the East Brunswick Public Library. She is a lady of small stature with a passion for life as big as her contagious smile. At 87 years young, she is a lesson on living life…