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Aging Out Loud!

– On May 3, two Toms River Family Health & Support Coalition partners, Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ) and Community Medical Center, joined together to host a 95+ Luncheon for local seniors. The event coincided with Older Americans Month. This…

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How Can We Feed More Kids in Paterson this Summer?

– How do we assure that low-income kids have access to nutritional meals during the summer months? This is the question that the Passaic County Food Policy Council considered at our Summer Meals Summit on January 18. The summit was convened by…

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Housing as a Health Issue in “The 435”

– With the mantra, “housing is a health issue,” the Morristown United for Healthy Living Coalition is moving into new territory for many of our health and human services partners – and we couldn’t be more excited! Our year-long needs assessment in…

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Community Health Survey: Stories from the Community

– We were well into the process of collecting survey data in our Healthy Plainfield initiative, when we began an early analysis of the survey results. Upon review, our leadership team realized the coalition needed to engage a more diverse group of Plainfield…

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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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Positive Movement in the Community!

– The Culture of Health Coalition is making positive movements in the community of Perth Amboy. The six work groups—Workplace Wellness, Healthy Corner Stores & Restaurants, Schools & Child Care Centers, Health Care Centers, Faith Based Community and Community—have been strongly engaging…

Shaping Elizabeth World Café

– Shaping Elizabeth team members discussed two relevant topics at our first “World Café” in January. For those of you unfamiliar, a “World Café” is a model of conversation designed to engage people in meaningful dialogue where everyone is heard. The…

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Greater Freehold Enters Critical Information Gathering Phase

– February 8, 2017 / Greater Freehold – Neighborhood Connections to Health  The Greater Freehold team is excited to announce that it has moved into the critical information gathering phase of its first-year schedule. Specifically, we have started hosting a series…

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