Coalition for a Healthy NJ
Find out more about the Coalition for a Healthy NJ. View a list of our members and the strategic directions on which they focus.
The Coalition for a Healthy NJ, coordinated by the NJPN, works to create healthier communities across New Jersey by building capacity among professionals and community members. Originally funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through the Community Transformation Grant, the Coalition for a Healthy NJ set a goal to support public health efforts in order to prevent chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. Using the framework set by the National Prevention Strategy, the Coalition connects current partnerships and local coalitions that exist throughout the state so that public health works more effectively and efficiently to improve health.
The Coalition for a Healthy NJ includes partners from a variety of organizations, agencies and associations, including individuals from non-profit organizations, associations and state and local government agencies. These individuals represent professionals and their coalitions from throughout the state and statewide organizations covering each area outlined in the seven priority areas defined by the National Prevention Strategy.
If you are currently doing work related to one or more of the seven priority areas, join us!
As a coalition partner, you will:
- Have opportunities to network with other professionals doing similar work in other counties
- Be invited to attend meetings and free trainings that NJPN offers related to the National Prevention Strategy
- Access the latest information from CDC and other public health sources by following us on Facebook and Twitter
- Have the opportunity to work with multi-disciplinary organizations to create positive change in your local community
To join, write us!!