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OUR HEALTH ACTIONS

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.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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MELT Method/Self Massage for Seniors

Joseph Connors Center

August 15, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Meditation for Seniors

Maureen Collier Center

August 16, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Meditation for Seniors

Joseph Connors Center

August 16, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Aerobics/Strength Training for Seniors

Joseph Connors Center

August 16, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Special Announcements

Jul 26

Local Monkeypox Response

 

For our local Monkeypox response, HealthierJC is partnering

with HyacinthNJ to offer limited Jynneos vaccines by appointment only.

 

Please call to inquire about your eligibility at 201-706-3480

 

Jul 26

Monkeypox & What You Need to Know per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  • CDC is tracking an outbreak of monkeypox that has spread across several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States.
  • The monkeypox virus is spreading mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who has monkeypox.
  • You can take steps to prevent getting monkeypox and lower your risk during sex.
  • CDC recommends vaccination for people who have been exposed to monkeypox and people who are at higher risk of being exposed to monkeypox.
  • If you have any symptoms of monkeypox, talk to your healthcare provider, even if you don’t think you had contact with someone who has monkeypox.
  • CDC is urging healthcare providers in the United States to be alert for patients who have rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox.

 

For more info, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/response/2022/index.html

Aug 14

Find Help with the HealthierJC Social Services Portal!

 

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! We partnered with Find Help (formerly the company Aunt Bertha) to better connect our residents to the services they need.

 

Presenting  Find Help –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!

Jul 26

Follow HealthierJC on Twitter

 

Thank you for visiting our HealthierJC Partner Portal!

 

For live updates on health events & communicable disease response,

be sure to follow us on Twitter at #HealthierJC 

 

Feb 28

Aug 8

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

 

Click “Read more” for the full list.

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 https://healthierjc.com/grant-awards/

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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

    Director

    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

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