As the North Jersey Health Collaborative (NJHC) celebrates its third anniversary, the collaborative is excited to announce its expansion into Warren County and the addition of Warren County data to its data portal, www.njhealthmatters.org. The NJHealthMatters site provides more than 150 data indicators, key data sources with county, state, and national targets and comparisons, and many other resources and tools. Click here to view the Warren County data and information now available on the website.
NJHC is a data driven organization that collects, shares, and uses data to inform its work, which includes prioritizing the health related needs of the community and monitoring and evaluating progress toward its long term vision of creating “healthy communities, healthy people” in northern New Jersey. With more than 100 partners, the NJHC is working across sectors to address issues such as substance abuse, mental health, access to care, transportation, caregiver health, healthy eating, and active living. Bringing together partners in public health, health care, hospitals, social services, education, local government and community organizations helps the NJHC to address the full range of health needs and the underlying drivers which impact health.
The website already has groups preparing county health improvement plans for Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Union counties. A Warren County plan will begin later this month.
“Participating in the NJHC will expand Warren County’s opportunity to partner with regional hospitals, public health, and community organizations to address our common community health concerns and improve health outcomes for our residents,” Warren County Health Officer Pete Summers noted.
“We are very excited to see the continued growth of the Collaborative,” said Catherine Connelly, NJHC Manager, adding, “We look forward to working with existing and new partners in Warren County to align and leverage our efforts and resources to build healthier communities.”
The Warren County Committee will be meeting January 27 to discuss next steps in taking action to address similar health related issues. New partners are always welcome; learn more on the website.