A Healthier Somerset Initiative to make Bound Brook & South Bound Brook Healthier & Stronger Communities.

www.healthiersomerset.org

BOUND BROOK |  SOUTH BOUND BROOK
SOMERSET COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
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OUR WORK

We are working together to improve health for all. Everyone should have access to the care they need, and should have the chance to lead a healthy lifestyle.

BUILDING BRIDGES TO BETTER HEALTH

A HEALTHIER SOMERSET INITIATIVE

The "Building Bridges to Better Health" movement is working to make Bound Brook and South Bound Brook healthier and stronger communities.

At the beginning of the project:

  1. We asked for community input from residents with focus groups, interviews, and a survey.

  2. We gathered data on health, demographics, and other community issues.

  3. We used the community input and other data to write a "Blueprint for Action". This plan has 5 specific strategies to make Bound Brook and South Bound Brook healthier places to live. Click one of the strategies below to learn more.

Now, we are working together to implement the 5 strategies from the "Blueprint for Action".

Successes

  • A directory of local resources and services is available online.

  • 4-H Student Ambassadors painted street murals and built a “parklet” to improve walkability and sense of community.

  • Bound Brook launched a community garden in the spring of 2019, and South Bound Brook plans to start a community garden at the Abraham Staats House.

  • Both towns are exploring options for a Farmer’s Market. A Farmer’s Market voucher program has helped improve residents’ access to fresh produce for the past 3 years.

  • Free bike helmets were distributed to kids in both towns by police.

  • The AWARE committee focuses on mental health at Bound Brook High School (also serves students from South Bound Brook). The school is working toward hosting a part-time counseling service for students and community members. They are also exploring funding options for starting a community health clinic.

  • Both towns have prioritized “Complete Streets”, which are roads designed for all users, including walkers, bikers, drivers, and transit riders of all ages and abilities.

School-Based Programs in Bound Brook & South Bound Brook, New Jersey

SCHOOL-BASED

PROGRAMS

Free & Low-Co Programs in Bound Brook & South Bound Brook, New Jerseyt

FREE & LOW-COST

PROGRAMS

Better Communication in Bound Brook & South Bound Brook, New Jersey

BETTER

COMMUNICATION

Health in All Policies in Bound Brook & South Bound Brook, New Jersey

HEALTH IN  

ALL POLICIES

Transportation Options in Bound Brook & South Bound Brook, New Jersey

TRANSPORTATION

OPTIONS

Building Bridges to Better Health - Blueprint for Action Report Cover

For more details about the plan to improve health, see our Blueprint for Action.

BLUEPRINT

FOR

ACTION

5

Strategies

for Change

CULTURE OF HEALTH

Building a Culture of Health means working together to improve health for all. 

 

Everyone has access to the care they need and all families have the opportunity to make healthier choices. In a Culture of Health, communities flourish and individuals thrive.

 

SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS

DARYL MINCH

Family & Community Health Sciences

Rutgers Cooperative Extension