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Healthy Kids Honored for Community Change

October 3, 2014 | Community News

Community Change AwardsNew Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids recently received the prestigious New Jersey Black Issues Convention’s (NJBIC) Community Change Award. The award recognized NJPHK’s outstanding efforts in Health and Human Services and was presented during NJBIC’s 32nd Annual Black Leadership Conference held on October 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ.

“This award is a tribute to the collective impact that NJPHK and its partners have had in helping to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic through environmental policy changes that support healthy eating and increase opportunities for physical activity,” said Darrin Anderson, deputy director of the NJPHK State Program Office.

The annual NJBIC conference gathers New Jersey thought leaders to discuss critical issues affecting the Black community and generates mobilization tactics for resolutions. This year’s theme was “Moving the Community Forward: Equipping (Tools), Edifying (Awareness) and Elevating (Aspirations).”

“Since its inception, NJBIC’s member organizations have provided information and resources to strengthen our community’s schools, hospital, homes and workplaces,” stated Reva Foster, state chair of NJBIC.

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