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Commemorating Dr. King in Paterson

– In Paterson, NJ, more than 200 area residents, local officials, and local non-profit and community leaders met to commemorate the opening of the new Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Park in August. Coinciding with the 56th anniversary of Dr….

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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…

An Air of Resident-Driven Change in Millville

– There is an excitement in the air as residents come together to make changes in their community. Millville’s Center City residents have been meeting monthly to take on projects that will change the city’s environment. Given different project ideas, residents…

Trenton Tackles a Taboo: Trauma

– For too many Trenton residents, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – violence, poverty, neglect, divorce, incarceration – are woven into the fabric of their families and their community. Trenton residents are more likely to live in poverty, more likely to drop…

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Trenton Health Team Goes Where Neighbors Live, Work and Pray

– Senior housing, barber shops, and houses of worship are just a few places Trenton residents can get free health screenings–along with referrals for cancer screenings and other follow-up care–thanks to a new Trenton Health Team (THT) outreach program. THT staff…

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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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Building Elizabeth’s Next Generation of Leaders

– Shaping Elizabeth (SE) held its Passport to Health Celebration in November 2019. This culminating event celebrated community members’ journeys in taking greater control over their health throughout 2019.  Throughout the year, quarterly community events featured health screenings and an overview…

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Progress in Systems Change

– In the Fall of 2019, Partners in Prevention (PIP) had the opportunity to attend the New Jersey Health Initiatives  (NJHI) Upstream Action Acceleration meeting in Perth Amboy, NJ. This convening allowed us to explore in great detail the short and…

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