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Trenton, NJ is Recognized for its Improving ‘Culture of Health’

April 19, 2016 | Community News, Trenton

DSCN1602Trenton, NJ has been selected as a finalist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize for its community health initiatives. Out of 200 communities, only 16 were selected as finalists and Trenton is the only New Jersey community to make this year’s list. With the statewide Healthy Corner Store Initiative, a first-of-its-kind healthy farmers market on Greenwood Avenue, and obesity prevention policies including Complete Streets and District Wellness, Trenton has been making great strides in moving towards making the city a healthier and more sustainable place for its residents. More importantly, NJPHK-Trenton has played an integral part in the success of these initiatives.

The RWJF Culture of Health finalists have to meet six specific criteria in order to earn this distinguished status:

  • Defining health in the broadest possible terms
  • Committing to sustainable systems changes and policy oriented long-term solutions
  • Cultivating a shared and deeply-held belief in the importance of equal opportunity for health
  • Harnessing the collective power of leaders, partners, and community members
  • Securing and making the most of available resources
  • Measuring and sharing progress and results

If selected, the city of Trenton will receive $25,000 and the opportunity to share their story with the nation. Winners will be announced in September 2016. To see the full list of 2016 finalists, visit the official Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website here.

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