Building a Culture of Health in the City of New Brunswick: Ensuring Equitable Access for All Residents to the Systems and Conditions That Promote Good Health and Well-being (2015)

Building a Culture of Health in New Brunswick is grounded in the vision of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Culture of Health initiative to address the challenge of improving health for all by placing well-being at the center of every aspect of life. Launched in 2014, the initiative explores the interdependence of social, economic, physical, and environmental factors, to generate collaborations across different sectors and disciplines that create healthier, more equitable communities.

With the support of RWJF, a diverse, multi-sector, community-focused coalition has worked together to undertake a planning process to develop a framework for collective action among the many partners. The objective of the planning process was to develop consensus around a set of systemic and sustainable strategies with the intent of inherently integrating health and wellness into the underlying fabric of the New Brunswick community.