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Healthier Somerset Initiative Builds New Platform

To develop healthy communities, social determinants of health such as transportation, education, access to healthy food and economic opportunities need to be addressed.  This requires the use of innovative approaches to implement policy change and reform.

Healthier Somerset’s Building Bridges to Better Health (BBBH) initiative in Bound Brook and South Bound Brook has been gaining momentum by building a “Health in All Policies” platform. “Health in All” is a collaborative approach to improving health.

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April 18, 2018

School Safety:  Student Mental Helth Issues Must Be Addressed, Somerset County Officials Say

Paul C. Grzella, Editor/General Manager of the Courier News/Home News Tribune/

Mental health and wellness are at the heart of challenges facing students today, including drugs and alcohol, bullying and school safety, Somerset County school administrators and the county's top law enforcement official say.

"Student mental health is about school security," Hillsborough Schools Superintendent Jorden Schiff said during a special meeting Tuesday of Healthier Somerset.

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May 21, 2018

Healthier Somerset announces 2018 Healthy Workplace Recognition Awards

Staff Report, @MyCentralJersey

SOMERVILLE – The wellness and health practices of 19 public and private entities will be honored by during the 2018 Healthier Somerset Healthy Workplace Wellness Recognition Awards.

The awards, sponsored by Healthier Somerset's Worksite Wellness Taskforce, are Somerset County’s sole recognition of Somerset County workplaces that are committed to improving employee health and wellbeing.

Registration is available online on EventBrite.

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June 8, 2018

2018 Healthy Workplace Recognition Awards Breakfast Photos on Facebook

Congratulations to all the companies recognized by Healthier Somerset as healthy workplaces at the “2018 Healthy Workplace Recognition Awards Breakfast.” A total of 20 companies were recognized and 50 individuals attended the breakfast.

See the Photo Gallery >

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June 26, 2018

Healthier Somerset: Why Employee Wellness is Good for Business

SOMERSET COUNTY — June is Employee Well-being Month. Established 10 years ago (originally called National Employee Wellness Month), the month recognizes workplace wellness and highlights the important role workplaces can play in contributing toward the wellness of their employees.

With Somerset County being a hub for multiple businesses and industries, workplace wellness is an important priority for Healthier Somerset, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of everyone who lives and works in Somerset County.

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