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The focus areas were selected after an extensive analysis of health and population data. While the HealthierJC key coalition members will lead the effort to create awareness and coordinate implementation of the selected action steps, community organizations will lead the efforts on the ground. Enacting positive change is a community-driven effort.


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ULOHC 5th Annual Gala EMPOWER2020

St. Peter's University

May 1, 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Free Health Screenings at PACO


May 4, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Prenatal Child Birth Classes At Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City Medical Center 4 East Conference Room

May 4, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Zumba Gold for Hudson County Seniors

Grace Church Van Vorst

May 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Special Announcements

Feb 28

Aug 8

Congratulations to our 2nd round of mini-grantees!

Act Now Foundation- $2,500
AngelaCARES, Inc. – $2,500
Bike JC – $2,500
Boyd-McGuiness Park: the Jersey City Parks Coalition – $2,500
C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Program- $2,500
JCBOE- $2,500
Canco Park Conservancy- $2,500
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark- $2,500
Community FoodBank of New Jersey – $2,500
Companion Animal Trust- $2,500
DLJ Give to Live Community Foundation- $2,500
Educational Arts Team- $2,500
Friends of Arlington Park- $2,500
Friends of the Community Awareness Series- $2,500
Good Grief, Inc. – $2,500
Historic Downtown Special Improvement District- $2,500
Hudson Pride Center- $2,500
Jersey Art Exchange – $2,500
Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement- $2,000
Jersey City Public Schools/Special Ed Dept. – $2,000
Kismet of Kings, Inc. – $2,500
Life’s Next Chapter Foundation, Inc. – $1,000
Mo’Hair Foundation, Inc. – $2,500
Most Excellent Way Learning Life Center, Inc. – $2,500
New City Kids: Jersey City- $2,500
Nimbus Dance Works- $2,500
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group – $2,500
Pershing Field Garden Friends (PFGF) – $500
PFLAG Jersey City- $500
Philippine American Friendship Committee (PAFCOM) – $2,500
Riverview community Garden- $2,500
Saint Peter’s University- $2,500
Sarah’s Daughters- $2,500
South Asian Mental Health Initiative & Network – SAMHIN- $2,500
St. Dominic Academy- $2,500
Team Wilderness- $2,500
The Royal Men Foundation, Inc. – $2,500
The WE Project- $2,500
Urban League of Hudson County- $1,500
Washington Park Association of Hudson County, Inc. – $2,500
Welcome Home Jersey City- $2,500
Write to the Goal, Inc. – $2,500
York Street Project- $2,500

Mar 28

April 1st 2020 is an important date for Jersey City!

The 2020 Census will take place on April 1, 2020 and Jersey City wants you to be counted. Find out how to get involved and how to make it count:

















Jul 23

Jersey City Housing Authority Accepting Applications For Public Housing Program

Mar 4

Round 2 Grant Period is Open!

The HealthierJC Round 2 Grant Period is open, as of March 4th, 2019.


$30,000 has been allocated in total to support partners to build a greater culture of health in Jersey City.


Non-profits may apply for grants in the amount of $500, $1,000 or $2,500. Proposals must relate to addressing one of our Health Actions.


Don’t delay — the final deadline to submit your grant application is April 12th, 2019.

Partners, sign in and apply here:

Oct 3

Mini-Grant Award Announcements


Congratulations to our first round of mini-grantees!

Alzheimer’s New Jersey – $2,500 Award
Character Enrichment Society – $2,500
Church World Services – $2,500
Farms in the Heights – $2,500
Haven Community Respite – $840
Jackson Hill Main Street Management Corporation – $2,500
Riverview Neighborhood Association – $2,500
Safe Streets JC – $2,500
Samuel R. Shelton VFW Post 2294 – $2,500
Sgt. Anthony Park Neighborhood Association – $2,500
Women Rising – $2,050


To learn more about how these partners will use their grant awards to address Jersey City’s Urgent Health Priorities, visit our award section

Mar 27

AuntBertha is Here to Help!

Do you find it difficult or overwhelming to search for basic resources like Healthcare Services, Food or Housing? If you answered Yes, then we are here to help!

Presenting  AuntBertha – a social services search engine to connect you to the resources you need, right here in Jersey City. Just enter your Zip Code and start exploring!



The Partnership for a Healthier JC team believes that reducing these health disparities and improving health equity requires collaboration.
What does building a culture of health mean to us? This is what our partners have to say:

  • Health thrives in communities where there is equitable access to care and civic pride and place-making take center stage.

    Maryanne Kelleher

    Project Director, Partnership for a HealthierJC

    Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services

  • Safe and well maintained open spaces become resident’s best resource for healthy recreation, passive reflection, farmers markets and community building arts and entertainment events.

    Mory Thomas

    Vice President

    Jersey City Parks Coalition

  • A culture of health to me is bridging the gap for people who need help identifying health needs, finding support, and taking steps to improve regardless of race, ethnicity and/or income.

    Stacey L. Flanagan


    Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services

  • The acceptance by the majority that health of the community is a fundamental societal goal, and therefore through partnership and collaborative relationship specific outcomes will be pursued to positively impact the population.

    Kwaku Gyekye

    Administrative Director

    Population Health Jersey City Medical Center/RWJBarnabas Health

  • Increasing our efforts to educate and empower the culturally diverse populations of Jersey City moving everyone towards a greater sense of overall wellbeing.

    Linda Ivory Green

    Director of Community Health & Wellness

    Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services

  • The first step in health literacy is understanding that preventive medicine is the cure.

    Katiana Scalione

    Director of Disease Prevention

    Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services

  • Building a greater culture of health in JC for me is educating and empowering the residents of JC to live a physically, mentally and spiritually healthy life.

    Shatrughan Bastola

    Health Officer

    Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services

  • A Healthy Lifestyle Will Not Only Change Our Bodies, It Will Also Change Our Minds, Our Attitudes and Our Moods.

    LaVivian Webb

    Fiscal Analyst

    Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services

  • Residents are able to recognize health and barriers to health in their lives, communities, and institutions, and are empowered to take actions towards a healthier self, healthier neighborhoods, and healthier organizations.

    Paul Bellen-Boyer

    Director, Division of Injury Prevention

    Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services

  • Building a greater culture of health means that all residents have access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food as well as widely available food education that teaches residents how to prepare, cook, and eat nutritious food.

    Anglea Davis

    Director, Division of Food & Nutrition

    Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services

  • Building a Culture of Health requires a commitment to meaningful research dedicated to inform efficient and effective prevention strategies and treatment practices.

    Yung-Wei Dennis Lin, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor

    Counselor Education Department/NJCU