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.

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

Successes

  • A bilingual resource directory is available online, listing over 60 community resources.

  • We distributed $27,000 of ShopRite gift cards to address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Bound Brook High School (which also serves South Bound Brook) opened a Behavioral Health Center with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to address mental health needs.

  • Both towns launched new farmers markets in 2019.

  • The 4-H/Middle Earth Student Ambassadors for Community Health painted street murals, improved crosswalks, and built a “parklet” to improve walkability and sense of community.

  • All elementary and middle schools in both towns received gold-level awards in 2019 from RideWise and NJDOT for “Safe Routes to School” efforts that help students walk and bike safely.

  • 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

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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