Working to make SOMERSET the HEALTHIEST County in New Jersey.
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Healthier Somerset is a coalition created to improve the health and well-
Healthier Somerset is comprised of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Somerset County residents, businesses, schools, nonprofit organizations,
public health officials, healthcare providers, government, and faith-
Healthier Somerset is responsible for the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), underwritten by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. The CHIP is the defining document for information on Somerset County’s most pressing health issues and the plan used by the hospital and Somerset County public health officials to address these issues.
The current CHIP (2016-
MAKING SOMERSET THE HEALTHIEST COUNTY IN NJ
According to the 2016 County Health Rankings, Somerset County is ranked 2nd in New Jersey for healthy behaviors and 3rd healthiest county overall. Somerset County is a healthy community, with rates of disease that are often lower than the U.S., the state of New Jersey, and other New Jersey counties.
However, there are areas where we can improve. The 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) showed that mental health and substance abuse issues were seen as key health concerns for the community. Chronic disease prevention, through healthy eating and physical activity, was also viewed by the community as a priority need, and seniors were identified as a priority population for services and support.
The physical and mental health of Somerset County are directly tied to our economic well-
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|Mission and Vision|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|Business Resource & Information Toolkit|
|Worksite Wellness Taskforce|
|Active Kids & Teens|
|Mental Health and Substance Abuse|
|Access to Care|
|Diet & Weight Maintenance|
|Find Your Activity|
|Avoiding Illness & Disease|
|In the News|
|Community Health Improvement Plan|
|Building Bridges to Better Health|
|Community Health Needs Assessment|
|Behavioral Risk Factor Study|
|Calendar of Events|
|Advisory Board Meetings|
|Annual Meeting and Awards|
|Healthy Workplace Awards|
|Employee Wellness Forum|