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These are blog posts featuring (or even written by) our HealthierJC Partners.

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 Healthier JC Mini Grantees!

2019-08-20T11:47:51-04:00July 10th, 2019|

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop just sent out this press release about our 2019 Culture of Health Mini-Grantees! Congratulations to you all, and we look forward to featuring you on this very blog in the near future!!! PARTNERSHIP FOR A HEALTHIER JERSEY CITY ANNOUNCES 2019 CULTURE OF HEALTH MINI-GRANT AWARDEES JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Partnership for a Healthier Jersey City, an Office within the Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services, are proud to announce the complete list of 2019 Culture of Health Mini-Grantees. This year’s grant recipients are part of the largest ever group of awardees, with a total grant funding of nearly $100,000. The 2019 Culture of Health Mini-Grants are the final major expenditure of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture [...]

Featured Mini Grantee – Samuel R. Shelton VFW Post 2294

2019-03-11T10:30:55-04:00March 11th, 2019|

Tony Goodson, Commander of VFW post 2294 The Samuel R. Shelton VFW Post 2294 has been serving Jersey City's veteran community since its establishment in 1931. Funding from the HealthierJC initiative has enabled VFW Post 2294 to continue its hands-on approach of providing for their brothers and sisters in arms. We asked them the same five questions as all of our 2018 Mini-Grantees, and here are their answers: What does building a Culture of Health mean to you? The Samuel R. Shelton VFW Post 2294 is a staple of the community that has steadfastly maintained assistance and readiness programming for local veterans. What would you identify as your most significant accomplishment so far towards building a greater culture of health? The Post runs a monthly program called Feed [...]

Featured Mini-grantee – Safe Streets JC

2019-02-28T15:21:13-05:00February 28th, 2019|

Safe Streets JC is one of Jersey City's most active and effective City-wide advocacy organizations. They have been vocal participants in local governance, with a clear policy agenda and an inclusive strategy that brings together lawmakers, local government administrators, and other local advocacy groups with the mission of improving safety for everyone. The Partnership was proud to award them one of the 2018 mini-grants, and asked them to answer the same five questions as the rest of our mini-grantees. Below are their answers: What does building a Culture of Health in Jersey City mean to you? Safe Streets JC is very focused on promoting a Culture of Health in Jersey City. For us, this means the City committing through priorities and actions to the concept that personal safety is a [...]

Featured Mini-Grantee — Alzheimer’s NJ

2019-02-06T10:23:21-05:00February 6th, 2019|

Alzheimer's NJ is a statewide advocacy group focused on supporting patients, caregivers, and family members of those touched by Alzheimer's disease. As life expectancy increases, and the Baby Boomer generation advances into their golden years, the number of people impacted by Alzheimer's has been on the rise. Jersey City has a robust senior population and Alzheimer's NJ regularly conducts outreach in our communities to assist those who are affected by the disease. The Partnership awarded Alzheimer's NJ one of the 2018 mini-grants, and asked them to answer the same five questions as all out 2018 mini-grantees. Here are their answers: What does building a culture of health mean to you? Building a culture of health means helping New Jersey families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, including families from [...]

Featured Mini-Grantee: Farms in the Heights

2019-02-04T11:47:51-05:00February 4th, 2019|

A major component of health is food, and that's why several of our 2018 mini-grantees involve urban farms and gardeners. Farms in the Heights (FITH) is a well-established group that is dedicated to making sure everyone has access to fresh, locally-sourced food. Their commitment to this important mission is one of  the reasons the Partnership chose to award FITH with a 2018 mini-grant. They were asked the same five question as all the other 2018 mini-grantees, and their answers can be found here: What does building a culture of health mean to you? FITH’s culture of health building takes place primarily at the Riverview Farmers Market (RFM) in Jersey City Heights. For Farms in the Heights (FITH), a culture of health is one in which everyone understands what healthy living [...]

Featured Mini-Grantee: WomenRising

2019-02-04T11:25:39-05:00February 4th, 2019|

WomenRising is Hudson County's premier facility for assisting women in need. They have been operating in Jersey City for more than a century, and have a proud history of working with women and their families to provide safety, security, and self-sufficiency. The Partnership for a Healthier JC was proud  to award one of its 2018 mini-grants to WomenRising, and we asked them how they're using the funding. Here are their answers to the same five questions we asked of all the 2018 mini-grantees:   What does building a culture of health mean to you? For over 110 years, WomenRising has been building a culture of health by assisting women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency and live safe, productive and fulfilling lives. WomenRising offers a variety of programs and services under [...]