January 8, 2021
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Grantee Spotlight
Funder: New Jersey Department of Health
"In aiding our community, we are performing works of solidarity, not charity. The most powerful works come from your fellow community member, especially when we all face the same struggles and understand what support we can provide for one another."

Harvest weight for 2020 totaled to 3010 lb! Long season crops (collards & kale) flourished during summer in terms of production and quantity. Crop production of herbs did well throughout the year in both warm and cold temperatures. Crop production for cherry tomatoes, regular tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant did excellent throughout the entire year. Read More
Funder Highlight
The Power of Partnerships can Propel New Jersey Forward in 2021
Funder: New Jersey Health Initiatives

The work to build healthier communities cannot be done alone. As the COVID-19 vaccination rollout offers hope to us all, so do the trusting relationships that partners across communities have strengthened to collectively provide support to those with the greatest needs, moving our state closer to a more equitable recovery. Read More
Report to the Community
Funder: Partners for Heatlh Foundation
Partners for Health awarded $1.5 million in 2020, and has made grants totaling $14.8 million since 2008. Read More
News and Media
NJ Human Services Awards $1.3M in Grants to Create Inclusive Healthy Communities for Individuals with Disabilities
Source: Centers for Disease Control
The New Jersey Department of Human Services today announced it has awarded 18 grants to help communities across the state develop and/or implement inclusive initiatives that support the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities where they live, work, learn and play.

We are excited by the creative and innovative solutions proposed by the applicants. From taking steps to create fully accessible community spaces to developing plans to assess and evaluate current community practices, to expanding critical health services such as oral health to creating new, inclusive coalitions and cross-sector partnerships, it is important for communities across the U.S. to adopt the inclusive and healthy communities model to improve access for individuals with disabilities,” Deputy Commissioner Elisa Neira. Read More
Tools and Resources
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An Equity Lens Tool for Health Departments
Source: Big Cities Health Coalition and Human Impact Partners
Guide to use in the context of COVID-related decision making for health departments to ensure all policy decisions are made with equity as the priority. Download Tool
How to Conduct a Walk Audit
Source: America Walks
A walk audit is an assessment of the pedestrian safety, accessibility, and comfort of a particular area. In addition to documenting specific issues and engaging the community in advocating for improvements, walk audits can be most effective when public officials and community members of varying backgrounds, ages and abilities are intentionally invited and welcomed along so they can experience and react to the conditions directly. Learn More
Training, Collaborations and Networking
Youth Leading the Way: Inspiring Stories of Youth Creating Safe, Accessible Neighborhoods
Host: America Walks
Recorded September 30, 2020
Listen to inspiring stories from youth leaders who are working to create safe, accessible neighborhoods. Youth are the future of our communities and they are taking the initiative to address concerns in their neighborhoods.
Webinar participants will hear from four student leaders working to create meaningful, inclusive, and lasting change in their communities through innovative programming. Learn More