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The Hunterdon County Healthy Communities Initiative:
A Partnership for Health is represented by Hunterdon Medical Center, the Hunterdon County Department of Health, and over 40 concerned community service providers, who are working together to help the Hunterdon community be the healthiest it can be!

THE PARTNERSHIP VISION...
Every individual of Hunterdon County has a state of optimal physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being which allows the individual to pursue the most fulfilling life possible, and not merely a life absent of disease or infirmity.


PARTNERSHIP EDUCATING EDUCATORS

Sandra Grenci, Family & Community Health Sciences educator with Rutger's Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County, and Beverley Manganelli, Manager of Community Nutrition Services of the Hunterdon Healthcare System, http://www.hunterdonhealthcare.org joined Rose Mehrlust, Practice Standards Partnership Coordinator in a panel presentation for over 75 members of the Society of Health Educators (SOPHE) in June. The event took place at Maggianos in Somerville. Rose spoke about the activities of the Hunterdon Partnership for Health and ways for health educators to involve themselves in the MAPP process. Sandra and Beverley presented the work of their action team -Weight/Physical Activity. They highlighted the success of the Eat Out/Eat Smart Restaurant Program and "Fitness Without Walls"

 
OBESITY IN HUNTERDON

Experts in nutrition and weight issues hit the airwaves of WDVR 89.7FM to share insights about the health challenge of obesity in Hunterdon.  Sandra Grenci (left), Family & Community Health Sciences educator with Rutger’s Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County, was joined by Beverley Manganelli (right), manager of Community Nutrition Services of the Hunterdon Healthcare System, on the station’s “World of Work” show.

 

FROM THE HEART, ABOUT THE HEART

Lisamarie Buckley (left), MS, RN, director of the Cardio Pulmonary Rehab and Cardiovascular Action Team chair for the Partnership for Health, and Marianne McEvoy (right), RN, director of the Public Health Nursing & Education division of the county health department used the power of radio to talk to residents about heart health.  This cardiovascular program is one of a continuous series of health shows featured on WDVR-89.7FM.  To learn more about a healthy heart, see the Community Health Improvement Plan

 
Mental Health Poster Contest

WINNING IMAGE OF MENTAL HEALTH

Using art to educate the public about mental health issues, a poster contest was sponsored by the Partnership for Health Mental Health action team.  Displaying the winning artwork are (left to right) Cathy Zahn, Department of Human Services; Senator Leonard Lance; Nancy Brown, Consumer Advocate and member of the mental health board; and Larry Cartwright, President of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Hunterdon Chapter.  Senator Lance helped judge the competition held at Hunterdon Behavioral Health in Hunterdon Medical Center. NAMI awarded first place $300, second place $200, and third place $100.  Contest posters will be on display May 1 at the Mental Health Forum in the County Complex on Rt. 12 and at other venues throughout the county.

 

HEAR HEALTHY HEART NEWS ON CN8 NEWSMAKERS

With February being National Heart Health Month, Terry Shlimbaum, MD, and medical director of Phillips-Barber Family Health Center, was featured on Comcast network’s CN8 Newsmakers.  Dr. Shlimbaum (right) joined Comcast host Autumn Marisa (left) to share his expertise about cardiovascular disease, its impact on quality of life and how to improve heart health by “knowing your numbers.”  This refers to your blood pressure, your cholesterol levels, and other factors that indicate how at risk you may be of experiencing heart disease.  Comcast will broadcast the segment in coming weeks on its local network channel 3. For more on cardiovascular health, see the Community Health Improvement Plan

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW HUNTERDON
www.whatyouneedtoknowhunterdon.com

Preparing a sign campaign to launch a brand new substance abuse web site is Karen Widico (left), MSW, CPS, Executive Director of Hunterdon Prevention Resources, and Jane Butula (right) of Readington Township Board of Health.  Karen and Jane are instrumental in ensuring that word is spread about the website that -- with the click of a mouse -- quickly delivers information about the many resources available for Hunterdon residents looking for guidance on substance abuse.

 
Quarterly Newsletter

State Partnership Leadership Poster, November 2007

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- Download Poster (PDF File)

 
Quarterly Newsletter

PQ - Partnership Quarterly Newsletters:

- Winter 2007
- Summer 2007
- Winter 2006
- Summer 2006

 

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

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Community Health Profile

This report presents a broad range of Hunterdon County statistics about health status, education, mortality, crime, employment, and various other key issues that, when combined, comprise the total picture of current health in the county.

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Health Challenges of Growing Hispanic Community

- Download Risk Factor Study (PDF File)

 

PARTNERSHIP LINKS

State of Health in Hunterdon, April 29th
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Survey - 2010
Community Health Advisory Committee Members

Partnership for Health
ACTION TEAMS

MENTAL HEALTH

WEIGHT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

DRUG, ALCOHOL & TOBACCO

ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE

ACTION TEAM
LINKS & LITERATURE:

~ Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management

~ We can’t deny THE TRUTH, Hunterdon . . . Substance abuse has gained a hold in our county (brochure)

~ Heart Attack Risk Factors (poster)

~ Know Your Numbers Know Your Risks Cholesterol

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