Newark’s Strong Healthy Communities Initiative: Developing Healthy Hubs

Newark was selected as one of just five cities to receive up to $15M in blended capital by Living Cities for a novel, integrated, multi-sector initiative of our collective design. The winning concept developed by the Newark collaborative involved the development of several “healthy hubs” throughout Newark — neighborhoods in which we would develop new school-based health clinics and concentrate ongoing initiatives related to access to fresh and healthy foods, and affordable housing. In partnership with the Prudential Foundation, The Center for Collaborative Change served as the lead coordinator and applicant for the initiative on behalf of the Newark team.

The Integration Initiative Overview from Living Cities on Vimeo.

For more details about the initiative, you can read the project narrative, or view a logic model showing how the efforts of the partnership will result in meaningful and measurable improvements in individual and community wellness in Newark.

Participating organizations presently include the following:

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Brick City Development Corporation
City of Newark – Economic & Housing Development
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
NJ Community Capital
Prudential Financial
LISC Greater Newark & Jersey City

Workforce Development & Asset Building
Newark Alliance: Workforce Funders Collaborative
Revolution Foods
Greater Newark Conservancy
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NewarkWorks & Newark Workforce Investment Board

Fresh & Healthy Food
Brick City Development Corporation
Revolution Foods
Greater Newark Conservancy
NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids
NJ Economic Development Authority /The Reinvestment Fund
Newark Now – Family Success Centers
Urban Farming Fresh

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Greater Newark Conservancy
City of Newark- Office Of Sustainability
PSE&G
NJ Environmental Federation & Newark Affiliate Urban Environment Institute
LISC Greater Newark & Jersey City

Healthcare
Jewish Renaissance Medical Center
Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey
Newark Now (Newark Rx / HealthPlus)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saint Michael’s Medical Center
City of Newark – Dept. of Child and Family Well-Being, Division of Health Planning

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Newark Public Schools
Prudential Foundation
Rutgers University Newark Schools Research Collaborative                                                                                                                                                         The Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University