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Mission-specific: YMCA conference focuses on social responsibility
Published: Friday, April 1, 2016 -

We know that when we work together with other community leaders, we can bring about meaningful change. The 'Y' can marshal the resources to address pressing social issues such as education, joblessness, drug addiction and child welfare. Through this conference, we want to move more 'Y's from awareness to action.


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Diabetes Prevention Deserves Funding Help
Published: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -

The recent decision by Gov. Chris Christie to veto bipartisan legislation expanding the evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program to Medicaid recipients in New Jersey was ill-advised and is a setback in the movement towards preventative health equity. Moreover, it deprives some of our most vulnerable residents of a critical intervention in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.


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New Jersey Healthy Communities Network Announces $860,000 in Grants to 43 Organizations
Published: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -

The New Jersey Healthy Communities Network, through a funding collaborative, awarded $860,000 to 43 nonprofit organizations to enhance the built environment and develop policies to support healthy eating and active living.  Grant awards are $10,000 per year for two years, with the stipulation that action plans and goals are being met by the end of year one.


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The Y Embarks on its First National Advertising Campaign
Published: Saturday, January 23, 2016 -

The Y.M.C.A. — or the Y as it is now known — has existed for more than 160 years and has never felt the need to advertise. After all, even without the help of the ubiquitous song from the Village People, most people know what the Y is.

Or they think they do. Concern that the public has misconceptions about the Y’s mission and programs has spurred the nonprofit to undertake its first national advertising campaign.


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To collaborate and work together on areas of mutual benefit in order to strengthen and enhance our individual YMCAs and the collective strength of NJ YMCA’s to better serve the people of New Jersey.