September 11, 2020
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Grantee Spotlight
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
NJHCN Funder: New Jersey Health Initiatives
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is transitioning their healthy cooking/eating and fitness sessions online. They have also announced the launch of the Beth Farmers Market. Partners include Newark Public Schools, Jersey Cares, KidsFit and more.

“Our weekly farmers market sells local fresh produce at affordable pricing, accepting SNAP, WIC and Senior farmers market vouchers...We will [continue working] steadily to address food insecurity, access, and health education needs of the community.

Grants and Funding
Accelerating Disability Inclusion: Community Based Micro-Grants
Funder: NCHPAD
Deadline: September 18, 2020
The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) seeks proposals for a community-based micro-grant program that promotes accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities in health promotion and wellness activities. 
We are looking for innovative community-based projects that incorporate disability inclusion into programs, policy, systems and/or environments (PPSE) related to improving health promotion, physical activity, nutrition, mindfulness or healthy weight management. This program will award grants up to $5,000 for projects related to supporting disability inclusion strategies that make healthier choices the easier choices for all people in areas where they may live, learn, work, play, pray, and receive care.

Community Solutions for Health Equity
Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: October 7, 2020
Community Solutions for Health Equity is focused on elevating the voices of communities of color and other communities left out of discussions when local health care systems in the United States are creating policy. Racism and bias are often at the root of communities of color and other communities being excluded from policy considerations, often by design. This program attempts to address those issues directly: by supporting communities to identify a problem that negatively affects consumers; envision solutions; and partner with health care systems to implement them.

Tools and Resources
Walk This Way
Source: ChangeLab Solutions
Healthier workers are more productive, have fewer sick days, and have decreased health care costs.

Walk This Way outlines state and local policies that support physical activity and wellness in and around the workplace. Developed for wellness promoters, including decision-makers, business leaders, health department staff, and other stakeholders, this resource provides common strategies for supporting workplace wellness.

News and Media
Montclair Community Farms:
Engaging the Community Through Farming and Food
Source: Partners for Health Foundation
We are proud to share that Montclair Community Farms grew more than 3,000 seedlings this season! 2000 were donated to the community and 1,000 were for the farms. The farms also engaged more than 50 new gardeners (at free, reduced and full pricing) in the first-ever virtual Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden series. 

Eat Local NJ Challenge
September 1-30
Host: NJ Food Democracy Collaborative
Share your photos, video and stories on social media.
Training, Collaborations and Networking
It Takes A Village: What Does It Mean to Be An Ally?
September 17 - 12 pm ET
PRSA NJ and the NJ YMCA State Alliance are exploring the impact of diversity in the PR field and throughout various industries. This webinar will provide information on what it means to be an ally, why being an ally is important, and how to become an ally.

A Conversation with Vu Le
September 25 - 11 am ET
Host: Grunin Foundation
The Grunin Foundation welcomes nationally recognized blogger Vu Le for a candid virtual discussion about fundraising, funding practices, social justice and more.

Reimagined in America: Investing in Nature
September 25 - 1:30 pm ET
Host: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Learn how U.S. cities can increase equitable access to parks, green spaces and nature, to boost community health and well-being, inspired by ideas from around the world.

Join us to hear:
  • Why investing in nature is good for health, equity, and the economy
  • How connections to nature can be part of your COVID-19 recovery
  • What you can do to integrate nature into your neighborhoods and infrastructure

Safe Routes for Older Adults: Walking, Cycling and Transit
September 30 - 2 pm ET
Host: Safe Routes to School
Mobility options that include walking, cycling, and transit are essential, especially for older adults who rely on these to get to critical destinations in their daily lives.
Join this webinar to learn about the growing need for mobility options, creating inclusive and accessible environments, and how we can support community members through their lives.