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Roadmap to Well-Being

– The Trenton Health Team (THT), in collaboration with our community partners, completed a comprehensive, data-informed Community Health Needs and Assets Assessment (CHNAA) in which Trenton residents played key roles identifying and articulating the city’s health priorities. The next, crucial step…


Better Housing, Better Health

– Trenton’s rich history is reflected in its housing stock, but the potential for value is undermined by health risks such as lead paint, asthma triggers, and other consequences of neglect and age.  Poor housing conditions can lead to negative health…


Strengthening the Trenton Community by Working Together

– The Next Generation Community Leaders program has brought me nothing but opportunity and exposure. Throughout this experience, I’ve been able to meet and collaborate with some amazing and ambitious people. In addition, members of the coaching staff have shown me…


Using the Conservation Blueprint in Camden

– The New Jersey Conservation Blueprint is a data-driven interactive mapping tool geared toward land conservation that has recently expanded to include a Camden-specific module (Camden Blueprint) illustrating the barriers to accessing health resources, particularly parks and green space. The New…


Your Heart Doesn’t Just Beat For You

– Each week the consumer health librarians from the East Brunswick Public Library venture out to Middlesex County locations to engage people of all ages and cultural backgrounds in dialogue about the importance of health literacy, why it matters in their…

Freehold is on the Road to Safe Routes around Town

– Neighborhood Connections to Health (NCTH) is committed to advocating on behalf of Freehold residents. Our combined Walkability/Bikability Committee focuses on providing safe walking and biking routes to school and around town. The committee wanted to get outside and feel what…


Biking Catches on in Elizabeth

– As Supervisor of Physical Education, Health and Safety in the City of Elizabeth Public School District, I understand the 150-minutes-per-week physical education requirement in New Jersey is not enough to prevent modern lifestyle diseases like metabolic syndrome and build strong…


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….


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…