Partnering for Middlesex’s Health (2018)

The New Jersey Healthy Communities Network (NJHCN) brings together local, regional and statewide leaders to support communities in developing healthy environments for people to live, work, learn and play. NJHCN has over 100 Partners including grantees, funders, advocates, and communities of practice members such as organizations, individuals, local governments, and institutions.  Partners seek to have a collective impact on community well-being by being mutually engaged, mutually accountable and sharing responsibility for goal-oriented action.

The Raritan Valley YMCA and Healthier Middlesex are working together to promote evidence-based interventions and provide education and outreach on the importance of policy related to healthy food choices and increased access to Healthy Kids Camp programming in order to improve our community’s quality of life. Access to nutritious food, physical activity programming, and safety education are significant public health challenges to our community. Through this funding our partnership is developing policy and offering programs and resources that are invaluable to improving the health and well-being of the children in Middlesex County.