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Promoting Bike Safety in Bound Brook

– As kids enjoy the pleasant weather, bike safety needs to be a priority. New Jersey state law requires all children under age 17 to wear a bike helmet while riding. During the summer, Bound Brook Police Chief Vito Bet noticed…

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Making Community Health Exciting

– In February 2020, we held a community conversation in South Bound Brook, one of the towns our “Building Bridges to Better Health” initiative serves. We took the opportunity to share updates about our work in the town. More importantly, we…

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Health-Focused Policy in Bound Brook and South Bound Brook

– The Building Bridges to Better Health leadership team identified the integration of health considerations into local decision-making as a priority in our Blueprint for Action. Focusing on social determinants of health through policy decisions has led to positive outcomes in…

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Bringing the Neighborhood Together

– The impact of our park revitalization on the Bound Brook, NJ community was really important to us at the onset of our project because we wanted a positive response. We hoped to make the lives of the people living in…

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Community Garden Dedication in Bound Brook

– Earlier this year, the new community garden in Bound Brook was dedicated. The garden committee, headed by former Councilmember Bev Pranzatelli, was happy to share their accomplishment with the town leadership. It took about a year of preparation to get…

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Student Ambassadors Transform Bound Brook Park

– For the past year, the 4-H/Middle Earth Student Ambassadors for Community Health (SACH) team shaped plans to create positive change in Bound Brook, New Jersey through a park revitalization and beautification project. One of the first steps involved the youth…

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Student Ambassadors Honored with Six Awards!

– Members of the 4-H / Middle Earth Student Ambassadors for Community Health club have been recognized at the New Jersey county and state levels for their impressive accomplishments. The Student Ambassadors are the recipients of six awards for their 2018…

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Student Ambassadors Present at NJ Planning Conference

– Student Ambassadors for Community Health (SACH) is a group of Bound Brook youth learning leadership through self-designed projects in partnership with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Somerset County 4-H, Middle Earth (an at-risk youth service provider), and New Jersey Health Initiatives’ (NJHI)…

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