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October 30, 2017

Healthier Somerset Supports “Complete Streets”

Healthier Somerset is a longtime advocate for Complete Streets, a New Jersey Department of Transportation program that supports roadways designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.

“Complete” streets encourage physical activity by making it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. Instituting a complete streets policy ensures that agencies routinely design and operate the entire right of way to enable safe access for all users.

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August 20, 2017

Bound Brook Food Pantry Benefits From Partnership

BOUND BROOK – The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to be part of a collaborative effort with Healthier Somerset and Duke Farms in Hillsborough to deliver fresh produce to the Bound Brook Salvation Army Food Pantry.

The need to increase fresh produce in local food banks and pantries was identified by Healthier Somerset, a coalition that works to improve the health of Somerset County residents and employees, in their Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Through a New Jersey Healthy Initiatives grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Healthier Somerset is working to create a culture of health in Bound Brook and South Bound Brook. – Read More

August 28, 2017

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables – It Matters

With Labor Day only days away, we’ve reached the unofficial end of summer, but that doesn’t mean that all good summer things must end. If you’ve taken advantage of the fresh vegetables and fruit available these past few months, you’ve probably noticed that you feel better and you may have dropped some pounds.

You can stay on track by continuing to add fruits and vegetables to your diet even as the seasons change. – Read More

September 22, 2017

Donald J. Parker, President & CEO of Carrier Clinic will present Mental Health in the Workplace on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Donald J. Parker, President & CEO, Carrier Clinic will present “Mental Health in the Workplace” at Healthier Somerset’s annual Worksite Wellness Forum on Tuesday, October 3 at Affinity Federal Credit Union, 73 Mountainview Blvd., Basking Ridge, NJ. Breakfast and networking begin at 8:30 a.m.  The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 10:00 a.m.  

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September 22, 2017

Celebrate Healthier Somerset Month in October

By proclamation of the Somerset County freeholders, October is Healthier Somerset Month. The Healthier Somerset coalition was formed for businesses, schools, nonprofit organizations, health care providers, government and faith-based organizations to raise awareness of good health practices and improve the health of Somerset County.

Good health and economic well-being are closely linked. Across the country, the wealthiest counties are usually the healthiest counties. Somerset County is no exception: we compete with Hunterdon and Morris for the “healthiest county” ranking, with Somerset placing second or third.  

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