Clayton: Helping Our Community

NJHI 2020: Small Communities Forging Hyperlocal Data Collaboratives Clayton in Motion: Using Data to Improve Community Health and Wellness

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 partnering to improve health and health equity in our community. 

With the funds received through this Small Communities Forging Hyperlocal Data Collaboratives grant, we hope to provide our community with more ways to access current, existing spaces to improve our health.  Local data has shown that people who live in Clayton have a higher risk of heart disease and obesity.  To address this concern, the Clayton School District plans to renovate a basketball court and open it to the community, and add various exercise stations to one of the local parks so community members have a place to go to exercise. 

Our goal is to provide increased access to public, open spaces for community members of all ages, which can improve our community’s overall health.  Connect with our project directors to learn more and partner in this work.

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Alicia Fragoso
Clayton Public School District