June 19, 2020
As a partner in building healthy communities, NJHCN curates the most useful and current resources to help you and your organization navigate the constantly changing COVID19 world and build capacity for the future.

Resources include:
  1. Official Information
  2. Resource Pages
  3. Grants and Funding
  4. Media
  5. Training and Development

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Grantee Spotlight
United Way of Passaic County
NJHCN Funder: New Jersey Department of Health
United Way of Passaic County is putting their plan into motion. Through their program ‘Farm to School for a Healthy Future’ launch in June, in partnership with Paterson Public Schools and the Common Market, they are going to begin expanding access to locally-grown produce and begin with serving fresh blueberries in the schools. They are also working with local stakeholders via their Passaic County Food Policy council to continue to build community awareness about food procurement with organizations in the community.

City Green
NJHCN Funder: New Jersey Health Initiatives
City Green is excited to announce the premiere of “Double Fresh,” the Good Food Buck commercial, which has been sweeping awards at film festivals across the country!
To kick-off the commercial’s release, City Green will be hosting a  LIVE Virtual Premiere Event !
Join Facebook Live on  June 25th from 1:00pm – 1:30pm . The premiere event will feature guest appearances from the City Green team, partners and from Lawrence Greenberg, the commercial’s director and producer. The premier will include a Live Q&A  — tune in to learn more about the statewide Good Food Buck SNAP-doubling program for New Jersey farmers markets! 

Join Facebook LIVE (June 25, 2020 - 1 pm ET)

Official NJ COVID-19 Information
NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
The official COVID-19  Information Hub  for the  State of New Jersey . Find the latest news, guidance, resources, and support here.

Going Forward: Best Practices and Considerations for Non-Profit Reopening
Source: Center for Non-Profits
The Center has partnered on a new guide that we hope will make the reopening process a little easier. This FREE compilation guide covers many factors you may want to consider, such as workplace safety, human resource issues and more, with plenty of links to more detailed information. It will be updated periodically as circumstances warrant.

The Built Environment and Health: 11 Profiles of Neighborhood Transformation
Source: Prevention Institute
The Prevention Institute has profiled eleven projects in predominantly low-income communities where local residents mobilized public and private resources to make changes in their physical environments to improve the health and quality of life for their citizens. Such changes included building a jogging path around a cemetery, transforming vacant lots into community gardens, reducing the prevalence of nuisance liquor stores, and creating attractive murals on walls where graffiti once reigned. These case studies will help concerned citizens, urban planners, and public officials examine possibilities for local environmental changes that would improve the health of the residents of their communities.

Response Resources for Leaders
Source: CDC
During a crisis, the public relies on leaders to make decisions, provide updates, and make recommendations affecting their safety and well-being. Leaders, including government officials and leaders in non-governmental organizations, community organizations, and religious groups play an important role in helping communities and individuals cope during and after a disaster. Learn how to help your community cope with a disaster.

Grants and Funding
Keep Your Good Going: The Changing Landscape and Your Nonprofit
July 1, 2020 - 11:30 am ET
Host: Network for Good
Hear from nonprofit thought leaders and experts who have the scoop on how to keep your good going in the face of adversity.

  • 2020 Small Nonprofit Benchmark Study (and how you can use those insights to continue your growth)
  • How to create a robust virtual culture at your nonprofit
  • How to foster diversity and inclusion within your organization
  • What's next for fundraising
  • And lots more!

If you're unable to attend the entire conference, simply register and we'll send you the materials afterwards!

News and Media
Statewide Conversations: COVID-19 Response
Source: Creative New Jersey
A series of weekly Statewide Conversations with an expansive statewide network of colleagues with expertise in health, nonprofit advocacy, racial and social justice, food security, journalism, accessibility, education, emergency management and government services, and philanthropy, among other fields. Leaders share timely and critical updates related to the COVID-19 Needs and Response Activities in New Jersey.

Training, Collaborations and Networking
Your Decisions Matter
June 23 - 11 am ET
Host: Atlantic Health System
This virtual program will provide tips and tools on how to have a conversation about end-of-life with a family member, friend or health care provider, as well as an overview of advanced directives. Additionally, we will discuss three important things that we can do now to help us be prepared if a loved one becomes ill with COVID-19.

Mental Health Impacts: Personally and Professionally
June 24 - 9-10 am ET
Explore the mental health impacts of quarantining and social distancing. Learn ways to manage our mental wellness both at work and at home, including strategies like yoga and meditation.

COVID-19: Disproportionate Impact on Black Communities
June 25, 2020 - 3 pm ET
Host: County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
We know that before this pandemic arrived, not everyone had the same opportunity to live a long and healthy life. The COVID-19 crisis has clearly demonstrated these realities, as communities of color are experiencing a disproportionately high number of confirmed coronavirus cases and rate of death from the virus.
During this webinar, we will explore how COVID-19 is exposing existing disparities experienced by Black communities, the historical context, institutional and systemic racism, and how communities can begin to address these disparities now and during recovery with policy, systems, and environmental change.  

Building Healthy, Equitable Communities through a Just Food System
Previously Recorded
Host: ChangeLab Solutions
How can we use food policy to drive health equity? In this webinar, we explored how institutional food purchasing can contribute to a more just food system and promote health and equity. Specifically, we discussed the benefits and impacts of procurement strategies for businesses and communities, how procurement strategies can drive health equity, and considerations for building an equitable procurement program or policy.