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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…

Getting through Rough Times

– With schools closed and interactions among peers replaced by social distancing, the Bridgeton Next GEN Leaders are participating in journaling exercises to remain connected to each other, to their coaches and to the community. Project Director and coach Nina Young…

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….

Past Learnings Inspire Hammonton’s 2020 Work

– The Hammonton Health Coalition (HHC) began the year by reflecting on the knowledge we gained in 2019. Individuals from 10 stakeholder organizations and our Community Connectors shared their perspectives on our goal to build a culture of inclusion in Hammonton. Many resonated…

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