New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Upstream Action Acceleration Learning Collaborative 

Browse resources developed and curated specifically for the NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration Learning Collaborative.

Learning Collaborative Virtual Session Archives

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Referenced in this session: Building a Culture of Health: A Policy Roadmap to Help All New Jerseyans Live Their Healthiest Lives

Key topic: Policy strategies

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Sustainability strategy examples shared by Upstream Action Acceleration grantees Download

Key topic: Sustainability

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An Action Plan template Download
A Community Action Plan template

Key topics: Sustainability, strategic planning

Learning Collaborative In-Person Meeting Archives

Participant list
Speaker Biosketches
Presentation slides:
“The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Investment in New Jersey,” by Marjorie Paloma
“A Collaborative Approach to Health Equity,” by Michellene Davis
“Upstream Action Acceleration Evaluation,” by Equal Measure
Notes from the Affinity Group Sessions: ACEs, Coalition/Partnership Management, Community Engagement, Data, Housing, Policy Change, Sustaining Initiatives

 Key topic: Health Equity

Kickoff Convening Registrant and Participant list
Presentation slides by Healthy Places by Design
Presentation slides by Equal Measure
A Theory of Change guide from the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Theory of Change (TOC) worksheets
Coalition Partner Input Survey

 Key topic: Cohort Kickoff

NJHI Program Resources

Building a Culture of Health: A Policy Roadmap to Help All New Jerseyans Live Their Healthiest Lives

This new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with the Center for State Health Policy and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

NJHI Grantee Directory

The NJHI Grantee Directory features the social media handles, contact information, and key URLs of NJHI grantees. Each grantee cohort has a dedicated tab within the directory, and the last tab in the directory lists expert advisors’ and consultants’ contact details. This is a shared document, that can be updated by anyone. We encourage you to add your partners’ social media handles as you deem appropriate.

NJHI Team Directory

The NJHI Team Directory details the contact information of the NJHI national program team.

Reporting Guidelines

This resource can assist you in preparing your annual and final narrative and financial reports according to RWJF Electronic Submission Standards, Narrative Reporting Guidelines and Financial Reporting Guidelines.

Guidelines for Announcing Your Grant

These guidelines for announcing your grant award provide language for acknowledging NJHI and RWJF support in your press or marketing materials.

NJHI Grantee Blog: A Quick Start Guide

The NJHI Grantee Blog Quick Start Guide offers content recommendations for developing a blog post and the quarterly submission deadlines for 2019.

Reach out to NJHI and expert advisors Healthy Places by Design, Equal Measure and Community Health Strategist Toni Lewis with any questions or ideas.

Bob Atkins, NJHI Director
Milton Ellis, NJHI Deputy Director of Operations
Diane Hagerman, NJHI Deputy Director of Programs
Jaquelyn Ibarguen, NJHI Program Coordinator
Jemmell’z Washington, NJHI Communications Specialist
Toni Lewis, Community Health Strategist

 Tia Burroughs, Equal Measure Senior Consultant
Meg Long, Equal Measure President
Eve Weiss, Equal Measure Senior Director, Evaluation

Joanne Lee, Healthy Places by Design Collaborative Learning Director
Tim Schwantes, Healthy Places by Design Project Officer
Sarah Strunk, Healthy Places by Design Strategic Advisor