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News & Media

Fighting type 2 diabetes and obesity in the local area
Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 -

Last week, the 2014 New Jersey state report titled “Providing Access to Healthy Solutions — An Analysis of New Jersey’s Opportunities to Enhance Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes” was released.

The report, written by PATHS (Providing Access to Healthy Solutions), an initiative led by the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI), provides an overview of the landscape of type 2 diabetes in New Jersey, where approximately 700,000 individuals live with the disease and many others are at risk for developing it, including children. New Jersey ranks No. 3 in the nation for obesity among low-income children ages 2 to 5, of whom 16.6 percent are obese. In Cumberland County, the prevalence of obesity is 33.4 percent. These children are at greater risk of receiving a diabetes diagnosis in their future. This new report is a welcome look at how government and community agencies can come together to implement health care and prevention strategies that address type 2 diabetes in New Jersey.

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N.J. students to take over Statehouse in annual YMCA Youth and Government conference
Published: Sunday, March 30, 2014 -

Next weekend, more than 500 middle and high school students will take over the Statehouse.

Taking part in the 76th annual YMCA New Jersey Youth and Government conference, delegates will introduce bills before committees and the Senate and Assembly, pleading for support and appealing to the “governor” to sign their bills into law.

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YMCA CEO McCrudden will retire on April 30 in Mountain Lakes
Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 -

After 25 years at the helm, Lakelnd Hills Family YMCA CEO Jim McCrudden will retire on April 30.

“Jim leaves a vast and varied legacy in place including the growth of a small neighborhood Y into a thriving health and recreational facility – all while still maintaining its charitable mission as a not-for-profit association,” the Lakeland Hills YMCA said in a statement issued Thursday.

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Healthy U on Caucus New Jersey
Published: Sunday, March 23, 2014 -


Steve Adubato interviews YMCA State Alliance Executive Director Bill Lovett.

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