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Healthier Somerset recognizes achievements at annual meeting

myCentralJersey.com Rebecca Perkins, Healthier Somerset December 25, 2017 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 …

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Bridgewater Hosts “Stone Soup Day” for Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

October 4, 2016 Rebecca Perkins On Saturday, Sept 24, Bridgewater Township hosted a family event In recognition of Fruits and Veggies –More Matters Month and in support of the Jersey Fresh Campaign. The event featured activities for children, including story time and crafts projects, as well as healthy nutrition displays and tastings of vegetable soup …

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October is Healthier Somerset Month

Rebecca Perkins, Healthier Somerset myCentralJersey.com September 26, 2016 All community members are invited to join with Healthier Somerset to raise awareness of good health practices. The Somerset County Board of Freeholders has named October “Healthier Somerset Month” in Somerset County. This month we invite all who live or work in Somerset County to join us as we raise …

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North Plainfield Passes Resolution Supporting Complete Streets!

Rebecca Perkins September 7, 2016 Congratulations, North Plainfield!  The borough is the first of our three targeted municipalities to adopt a resolution of support for Complete Streets. The resolution states that new construction and reconstruction of all public roads shall be designed and constructed as Complete Streets whenever it is feasible to do so in …

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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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