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March 19, 2018

Healthier Somerset Project Manager Position Open

Healthier Somerset seeks a project manager for its coalition.

The Project Manager reports directly to the RWJUH Somerset Director of Community Health and indirectly to the Healthier Somerset Advisory Board.  The Project Manager is responsible for building and sustaining a highly effective non-profit comprehensive community health coalition by encouraging broad community participation; communicating internally and to the broader public; and guiding an effective internal structure.  

He/she must attend Board and Coalition meetings.

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December 25, 2017

Healthier Somerset Recognizes Achievements at Annual Meeting

Healthier Somerset recognized 11 municipalities for their support of farmers markets and “Complete Streets” at the coalition’s Annual Meeting and Recognition breakfast Dec. 19. Farmers markets and Complete Streets were the focus of Healthier Somerset’s 2016-2017 New Jersey Healthy Communities Grant for Bridgewater, Green Brook and North Plainfield.

North Plainfield was the first to adopt Complete Streets in 2016; their farmers market was in place then as well. Bridgewater and Green Brook both opened farmers markets this year and passed Complete Streets resolutions as well. These municipalities will receive grant funding to further transportation projects in their towns.

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January 29, 2018

Assessing Health Needs of Somerset County

In February, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset in Somerville will kick off a community health needs assessment (CHNA) of Somerset County.

Partnering with Healthier Somerset, researchers will begin to gather data on the needs of community residents by compiling existing data and conducting telephone surveys, focus groups and interviews with many county leaders and organizations. These include community and faith-based organizations, health care providers, law enforcement, government, education, business and social service organizations.

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March 5, 2018

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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