New Jersey Healthy Communities Network

The New Jersey Healthy Communities Network (NJHCN) brings together local, regional and statewide leaders to support communities in developing healthy environments for people to live, work, learn and play.

The movement, led by a Steering Committee, has four priority areas:

NJHCN partners include grantees, funders, advocates, and communities of practice members such as organizations, individuals, local governments, and institutions.  Partners seek to have a collective impact on community well-being by being mutually engaged, mutually accountable and sharing responsibility for goal-oriented action.  Since its inception, the Community Grants Program has awarded $3.1 million* in grants to grantees. *includes 2018-2019 cohort

NJHCN began when ShapingNJ and New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids brought together leadership, resources, capacity, and collaborators to support healthy eating and active living through enhancement of the built environment.

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