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Healthier Somerset combats obesity and chronic disease

Rebecca Perkins, Healthier Somerset myCentralJersey.com August 30, 2016 SOMERSET COUNTY – In 2015, Healthier Somerset partnered with ShapingNJ and the New Jersey Department of Health to combat obesity and chronic disease in Somerset County. The organization was awarded a $12,000 grant to educate targeted communities on the importance of physical activity and a healthy diet. …

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Healthier Somerset Readies Nutrition Seminars in North Plainfield

Rebecca Perkins July 29, 2016 As part of our program to encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles in Bridgewater, Green Brook, and North Plainfield, Healthier Somerset is planning the first of the nutrition seminars that are a key focus of our NJHCN grant activities. NJ SNAP Ed will plan and implement the seminars. The brief …

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Healthier Somerset seeks to improve access to healthcare

Rebecca Perkins, Healthier Somerset myCentralJersey.com July 25, 2016 Healthier Somerset, a coalition of businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, healthcare providers, government, and faith-based organizations, is responsible for Somerset County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP.)  The plan is a response to a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), a process that uses quantitative and qualitative methods to systematically …

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Healthier Somerset celebrates six years of moving forward

Rebecca Perkins, Healthier Somerset myCentralJersey.com June 27, 2016 Coalition members work collaboratively to improve the health and well-being of all who live and work in Somerset County Healthier Somerset, a coalition of businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, healthcare providers, government, and faith-based organizations, was formed six years ago to work collaboratively to improve the health and …

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Local Health Departments Recognized for Improving Employee Health

Stephanie Carey May 23, 2016 Greater Somerset Public Health Partnership The Greater Somerset Public Health Partnership has used the NJHCN initiative to help expand Employee Wellness programs in three municipalities. The Local Health Departments in Hillsborough, Bernards, and Montgomery Townships have advocated   to embed  new Employee Wellness Policies into township-wide personnel policies.  This gives concrete …

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Healthier Somerset is Ready for Spring

Rebecca Perkins May 4, 2016 Healthier Somerset is building upon the successes and lessons learned from our 2015 ShapingNJ grant that focused on nutrition through the purchase of healthy foods at farmers markets and increased physical activity through the expansion of “Complete Streets” in Somerset County municipalities. In this two-year partnership with New Jersey Healthy …

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Making “Farm to Table” into “Farm to Go”

Stephanie Carey March 1, 2016 Greater Somerset Public Health Partnership It’s rush hour. The kids are hungry, just picked up from day care. It’s been a day full of hassles and I have no idea what to make for dinner. Time to hit the drive through? In New York City, the “Green Cart” initiative has …

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