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North Bergen Coalition – Building a Culture of Health

– The North Bergen Coalition has been working on community outreach and securing partnerships with key individuals familiar with immigration issues. These efforts have enriched our understanding of the North Bergen community’s population needs and how to better engage with undocumented…

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Making Connections for a Healthier Hammonton

– This summer, we had our Connectors’ meeting at a local Mexican eatery, where we shared information about the connectors’ roles, the intent of our project and identified bilingual leaders in the Latinx community that were ready to take on this…

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Advice for Joyful Aging

– Maxine is an iconic figure at the East Brunswick Public Library. She is a lady of small stature with a passion for life as big as her contagious smile. At 87 years young, she is a lesson on living life…

Policy-Oriented Solutions

– In the Healthier Perth Amboy’s Housing Coalition’s first official meeting, a Rutgers University researcher facilitated a conversation among representatives from local non-profits, city officials, the Fire Department, Police Department, Code Enforcement, realtors and tenants. To our partners’ relief, there was…

I Am, I Can, I Have, I Will, I Believe

– In Spring 2019, Partners in Prevention (PIP) hosted a Rainbow Days training for local school personnel at the North Bergen Library. We presented this training to ensure North Bergen youth and their families have a support system in place in…

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Millville Youth Form First Community Action Group

– Members of the Millville Neighborhood Alliance, through the support of New Jersey Health Initiatives’ Upstream Action Acceleration initiative, have been working with residents to identify, and advocate for, the needs of the community. A group of local teens who participate…

A Healthy Trenton Begins at Home

– A major upstream factor in improving health and well-being in Trenton is addressing housing conditions. More than half of all city housing was built pre-1940, and much of the rental housing is dilapidated, meaning indoor toxins such as lead, mold,…

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One Among Many

– Meet Ms. Crystal, a Bayway area Elizabeth resident. She is a regular volunteer at the twice monthly Mobile Market, a Shaping Elizabeth (SE) initiative involving the Community Food Bank of NJ and the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth…

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Ask the Librarian

– Good health starts at the community level, and the East Brunswick Public Library is using a grant by New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) to bring more people the information they need to make more informed health choices. The library, a…

Residents Lead the Way

– As we build a Culture of Health in Paterson we know that improving community safety is key to improving health outcomes.  It is one of key focus areas in our Building a Culture of Health: Blueprint for Action which is…

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Working to Build a Green + Healthy Camden

– Land use is inextricably connected to community health outcomes, and maps provide an intuitive way to visualize and understand urban land use patterns. Maps can illustrate the geography of environmental injustices and offer a tool to advocate for improving environmental…

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Hammonton Health Coalition Brings a Community Together

– The Hammonton Health Coalition is dedicated to fostering a culture of inclusion by creating sustainable policies and systems that mobilize community assets to promote inclusion, and create positive experiences and supportive relationships for all Hammonton residents. One of our initial…

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