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Heartbeats: NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids receives award

July 5, 2017 | Media Coverage
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By Brad Wadlow
June 26, 2017

The New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids (NJPHK), a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was recently presented with one of the first Department of Health Population Hero Award in the category of Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration.

Presented on June 7 during the Department of Health’s annual Population Health Summit at Rider University attended by more than 350 public health professionals, the award acknowledges NJPHK’s leadership and collaboration in improving health through leadership and innovation. 

Over the past five years, NJPHK and its community partners have made significant strides in implementing more than 200 environmental and policy changes to increase access to physical activity and healthy eating.

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