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Over 100 Healthy U champions and partners from YMCAs and schools from all over the state gathered at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on May 18 to celebrate 10 years of community impact. Healthy U was also formally presented with the 2017 CATCH® Award for Excellence in State Health. CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) is the

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State YMCAs jockey to be part of program, citing their ability to increase access in diverse communities New Jersey health officials eager to improve public health are looking to expand Medicaid to cover preventative programs to reduce the rate of diabetes, which impacts nearly a million patients and leads to some 2,000 deaths here a year. State leaders

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https://youtu.be/mUkyzXTcRYk To read this article, go to: https://www.njhealthykids.org/reversing-new-jerseys-high-rates-of-obesity/

PLAINFIELD, NJ – EZ Ride and the City of Plainfield are once again partnering with Canela Grocery and Deli to host a free event for residents featuring free healthy snack samples, coupon giveaways, a healthy basket raffle, and nutrition information. Atlantic Health will also be at the event with a mobile unit to provide free blood pressure, blood

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New Jersey YMCA State Alliance is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 16-20, 2018. Leading up to Healthy Kids Day®--a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids--Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by sharing tips on how adults can step up and speak out to prevent child sexual abuse.  

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The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation and the Community Foundation of New Jersey announced today four grants awarded to local municipalities totaling $80,000 through the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network. The municipalities are Elmer Boro, Elsinboro, Pennsville and Quinton Townships. These municipalities will be part of a state-wide cohort of 66

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Students visit PVSC lab Students in the Saint Dominic Academy Chemistry Honors and AP Chemistry classes had the opportunity to visit the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission on Feb. 1 for Lab Day. Accompanied by Dr. Ronald Schreck and Ms. Cristina Manuel, the students toured the water treatment facility and the water analysis lab. The objective of the event

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NEWTON — The Center for Prevention and Counseling, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges-Franklin and Sussex County Division of Senior Services were among 66 New Jersey non-profits to receive a portion of $1.3 million in grants from the New Jersey Healthy Community Network’s grants program. The 66 funded organizations represent a cross-section

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