Healthy Plainfield

What is the Healthy Plainfield Coalition?

The Healthy Plainfield Coalition is a collaborative team of cross-sectoral organizations, community leaders, groups, residents, and other stakeholders dedicated to building a sustainable culture of health in the City of Plainfield.

The Healthy Plainfield Coalition envisions the City of Plainfield as a cohesive community where everyone has access to health & education resources and is an environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, the Coalition is a committee to promote a culture of health as we work together to eliminate behavioral, environmental, mental and physical barriers needed to build a Healthy Plainfield.

The primary goals of the Healthy Plainfield Team are as follows:

  • Improve access to health services by reducing barriers
  • Improve educational outcomes
  • Improve health literacy
  • Improve communication to reach community at large
  • Reduce environmental factors that contribute to poor health outcomes

Benefits of joining the Coalition

A coalition can be an effective and efficient way of achieving a coordinated approach. Coalitions provide a helpful forum for organizations to stay engaged and informed about the scope of practice issues that affect the health and well-being of a community. Some of the advantages include:

  • Strength in numbers
  • Increased credibility
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Increased knowledge sharing
  • Expanded media reach
  • Larger sphere of Influence

 

For more information or to join the Healthy Plainfield Coalition, please contact us at:
(908) 353 7171 Ext. 109 or Ext. 138, or via email at jose.tobon@uwguc.org / tania.guaman@uwguc.org.

 

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In the News

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About New Jersey Health Initiatives

New Jersey Health Initiatives is the statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Established in 1987 in honor of the New Jersey philanthropic legacy of RWJF’s founder, Robert Wood Johnson, NJHI supports innovations and drives conversations to build healthier communities through grantmaking across the State of New Jersey. To meet the many health needs of our state’s diverse populations, regions and communities, the NJHI program encourages collaboration across sectors to foster deep relationships committed to long-term change affording all New Jerseyans the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. Learn more about NJHI at njhi.org, and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NJHI_.

 

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the largest private foundation in New Jersey and has worked for more than 40 years to improve health and healthcare. We are working with others to build a national Culture of Health enabling everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives. RWJF has invested more than $900 million in New Jersey since 1972. For more information, visit rwjf.org/nj. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at rwjf.org/facebook.