Healthier Somerset: Access to transportation options crucial to healthy living

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September 25, 2018  |  Melissa Feltmann, Healthier Somerset

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SOMERVILLE – As the Healthier Somerset Coalition strives to make Somerset County the healthiest county in New Jersey, an area of focus is access to care.

Specifically, one of the coalition’s goals is to improve the access to health care services for those living and working in Somerset County. This can be especially true for certain populations within the community.

According to the American Journal of Public Health, transportation is the third most commonly cited barrier for accessing health services among older adults. In 2017, The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) took a closer look at existing transportation barriers within the Northern New Jersey region and identified awareness of services as one of those barriers with an unmet need.

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