2020 NJHA Community Outreach Award Recipients

Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick Tomorrow and the Middlesex County Office of Health Services were recognized for our combined efforts to improve living conditions in New Brunswick through our Healthy Homes Project. The Healthy Homes Project uses a cross-sector approach to ensure that all New Brunswick residents live in safe homes that facilitate healthy living.

Four local Community Health Ambassadors have visited 150 unique homes, encompassing 785 individuals, providing educational materials, workshops, home assessments and connecting residents to services to promote healthy living conditions. Moving forward the program will continue to conduct tenant educational sessions for community residents in New Brunswick, and with that growing body, give residents the tools they need to address their housing and health concerns. For more information please reach out to: Mariam Merced, RWJUH (mariam.merced@rwjbh.org) or Robert LaForgia, Healthier Middlesex (rlaforgia@saintpetersuh.com)