August 14, 2020
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Grantee Spotlight
City of Long Branch
NJHCN Funder: New Jersey Department of Health
With the support of funders and state and local community partners, the City of Long Branch conducted an audit of the boardwalk and identified ways to make it more appealing for residents and visitors to go on walks, runs and bike rides by the beach. “We believe these are great opportunities for improving our community and look forward to bringing this vision to life in the future.

Borough of Lincoln Park
NJHCN Funder: Atlantic Health System
With support from Atlantic Health System and the NJ Pandemic Relief Fund, along with community partners (Lincoln Park Food Pantry, Shoprite, school Principals), the Borough of Lincoln Park has awarded gift cards to 26 local families. We couldn’t have the impact on population health in Lincoln Park without the generous support from the Chilton Medical Center and the Atlantic Health System. They are truly the best partners!

Grants and Funding
Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants
Information Session: August 20, 2020 - 3 pm
Deadline: October 30, 2020
Sponsor: Sustainable Jersey
The funding supports efforts to implement projects that help participating schools make progress toward a sustainable future and gain points needed for Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification.

In recognition of the radically altered environment schools face due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the national movement for racial justice, project proposals that support teaching and learning in a virtual or hybrid environment and those that address equity and anti-bias initiatives are encouraged.

The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint
August 24, 2020
Host: Grants Magic
Your step-by-step roadmap and build-it-yourself toolkit for crafting an A+ grant proposal every time. 10-session, self-paced online program. Fee.

Culture of Health Prize
Prize Alumni Webinar: September 15 - 2 pm ET
Deadline: October 15, 2020
Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity for all. The Culture of Health Prize elevates the compelling stories of places where residents are working together to transform education, jobs, transportation, housing, and more so better health flourishes for all. A Culture of Health recognizes that where we live—such as our access to affordable homes, quality schools, good jobs, and reliable transportation—affects how long and how well we live. 

Equitable Enforcement to Achieve Health Equity
Source: ChangeLab Solutions
Equitable enforcement is crucial for measures and policies that affect public health in areas such as retail licensing, employment, education, and housing. Read the full guide to learn more about equitable options for administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement in a wide variety of public health policy areas.

Voter Engagement in a Pandemic: How Your Non-Profit Can Help
Host: Center for Non-Profits
Recorded August 13, 2020
Want to know more about the voting process in NJ? Want to help get out the vote during a pandemic, but not sure how? Nonpartisan voter engagement is not only legal for 501(c)(3) non-profits, but it’s one of the most important ways you can advance your mission. Get suggestions on how you can help educate voters not only at your organizations, but also your community during the COVID-19 pandemic. All information will be nonpartisan and you will walk away with tips on staying nonpartisan while getting out the vote!

News and Media
Training, Collaborations and Networking
Navigating our New Reality While Fostering Self-Care
August 20 - 10:30 am ET
Host: New Jersey Health Collaborative in Partnership with Mental Health Association of New Jersey
Are you finding it challenging to:
  • Negotiate the needs of your clients, patients, the people you serve, while taking care of yourself?
  • To be a parent, or caregiver to an older adult?
  • Cope with the loss that has come with COVID-19?
  • Remain physically and emotionally well?
  • Provide up to date resources to the people you serve?

COVID-19 Recovery in Small and Midsize Cities
August 20 - 12:30 pm ET
Host: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
A conversation on how small and midsize cities are working toward an equitable recovery from both the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, while also addressing long-standing racial inequities and injustices.

This webinar will discuss:
  • What an equitable recovery would look like in small and midsize cities
  • How small and midsize cities can promote and develop an equitable recovery
  • What the data shows about trends, opportunities, and challenges

Capacity Building for Remote Programming During COVID-19
Recorded April 27, 2020
Host: engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults
This engAGED webinar highlights strategies and opportunities for developing virtual programs to promote engagement. Learn ways that organizations can move their programs to a remote format. Access the slides here and find responses to questions submitted by attendees here.