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July 24, 2017

Healthier Somerset: Five Tips for a Healthier Summer

With the healthcare debate raging in Washington, healthcare costs are being discussed across the country. For many people, healthcare issues are the controlling factor in their lives, dictating where they work (to have access to health insurance), where they live (to be near doctors and hospitals), and their quality of life overall.

We hear about individual costs of healthcare, but as a nation, we are not focused on the startling fact that an estimated five percent of the population accounts for 50 percent of our national annual healthcare expenditures. – Read More

June 25, 2017

Healthier Somerset Grants Bring Resources, Funding

Healthier Somerset, a coalition created to improve the health and well-being of those who live and work in Somerset County, actively seeks grants that bring resources and funding for projects that impact our county’s health.

Currently, Healthier Somerset, through its partners, is collaborating with the municipalities of Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Green Brook, North Plainfield and South Bound Brook through these grants:  NJ Healthy Communities Network and New Jersey Health Initiatives. – 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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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