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Live Healthy Vineland Campaign Kicks Off

May 2, 2015 | Community News, Vineland

A $450,000 grant from the Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) which is funded by the Center for Disease Control, is enabling New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids-Vineland (NJPHK-V) to take a giant leap towards community wellness.

The $450,000 is an initial grant toward a three-year award of $1.35 million and will allow NJPHK-V to expand its efforts to help reduce chronic diseases such as obesity and address environmental factors contributing to health disparities that currently affect nearly 75 percent of all Vineland residents.

As part of the “Collective Impact for Health Equity in Vineland City” initiative, NJPHK-V partnered with the Vineland City Health Department, Family Health Initiative, Stockton College and the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA to win the grant. NJPHK-V will continue to work with these partners and others within Vineland to advance health equity. Within three years, the goal is to have healthier food choices in more corner stores, increased access to physical activity for children, and improved opportunities for the prevention of chronic diseases through clinical and community linkages.

“Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain his or her full health potential, said Lisa Scheetz, project manager for NJPHK-V. “I personally want to thank all of our partners who are helping us improve the health and well-being of Vineland residents. Together, we are striving to build a Culture of Health that will enable all Vineland residents to live longer, healthier lives now—and for generations to come.”

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