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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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A.A. Online Meetings and Information


December 1, 12:00 am

Journal Square Farmers’ Market

Journal Square PATH Plaza

December 1, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hamilton Park Farmers’ Market

Hamilton Park

December 1, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Historic Downtown SID Farmers’ Market

Grove Street PATH Plaza

December 2, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Special Announcements

Apr 7

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Please Check Our HealthierJC Calendar!


Jersey City Medical Center is offering several Support Groups/ Workshops virtually!

Feb 28

Aug 8

Congratulations to our 2019 2nd round of mini-grantees!

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:

















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